Tic Spectrum Disorder recordings

Matt Kempen
Marketing Manager for ACAMH

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The aim of this online, full day, event was to explored the assessment and management of Tic Disorders, covering both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treatment. This event was organised by our Southern Branch.

Dr. Tammy HedderlyHandout

Dr. Tara Murphy Slides

ACAMH Members can receive a CPD certificate, simply email and let us know the date and time that you watched the recording.

About the speakers

Dr. Tammy Hedderly
Dr. Tammy Hedderly

Dr Tammy Hedderly MBBS BSc (Hons) FRCPCH. Dr Hedderly is a Consultant Paediatric Neurologist working at Evelina London Children’s Hospital (Guys and St Thomas’) and Kings College, London. She works within a busy inpatient tertiary acute general neurology service and has an interest in acute general neurology, paediatric movement disorders, and how these relate to neuropsychiatry, psychology and neurodevelopmental diversity. Dr Hedderly helped to develop and works within one of the few multidisciplinary Wilsons Disease services in the UK. In 2010, with the help of a new service innovation grant from the GSTT charity, Dr Hedderly developed the TANDeM service, a multi-disciplinary service for children with neurological and developmental difficulties such as Tics, Tourette’s, Stereotypies and Paroxysmal dyskinesias. Working in collaboration with neurologists, psychologists, nurses and psychiatrists across Europe and the USA, Dr Hedderly participates in several large-scale research projects studying the role of genetics, infections, immunology and other environmental factors in some of these complex disorders. Dr Hedderly has an interest in teaching and training and is a senior lecturer at KCL, she plays a role as a mentor for the BPNA and works closely with patient charities such as Tourette Action and Neurodiversity.org. She is an active member of the European society for the study of Tourette’s (ESSTS) and has been the nominated chairperson for the annual clinical round section since the introduction of this session into the society meeting over ten years ago. Dr Hedderly has introduced concepts and presented novel clinical phenomenology within paediatric movement disorders such as ‘Intense Imagery Movements’ and ‘Tic-like functional movements’. She has a special interest in highlighting the differentiation between different types of childhood movements and the lecture at this meeting will focus on tips for diagnosis and allow for some further development of practical management tips on how to differentiate various movements presenting to clinicians.

Dr. Tara Murphy
Dr. Tara Murphy

Dr Tara Murphy is a Consultant Paediatric Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. She has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2003 in neuropsychology and intervention services. In 2012, Dr Murphy co-established and continues to develop and co-lead the Psychological Medicine Team in the Psychological and Mental Health Service at GOSH. She also co-leads the Neuropsychology team. Dr Murphy has co-authored the European guidelines for assessment and psychological interventions for Tourette syndrome (2011 & 2021). She has special interest in teaching, delivering and supervising behavioural therapy for tic disorders. Dr Murphy has written several books for young people with tic disorders and their families and more than 50 peer reviewed academic articles.



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