Tourette's syndrome


Tourette’s syndrome is a tic disorder that is often associated with behavioural symptoms. Diagnostic criteria are based on the presence of both motor and vocal tics; because of its varied presentations, the syndrome has the potential to be misdiagnosed. Prevalence is higher than commonly assumed; coprolalia is relatively rare (10-30%) and not required for diagnosis. The syndrome can cause serious distress and compromise health related quality of life. The main management strategies include psychoeducation, behavioural techniques, and drugs. Service provision is patchy even in developed countries and patients of all ages often “fall through the net” between neurology and psychiatry.

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Divisions: College of Health & Life Sciences > School of Psychology
College of Health & Life Sciences > Clinical and Systems Neuroscience
College of Health & Life Sciences > Aston Institute of Health & Neurodevelopment (AIHN)
College of Health & Life Sciences
Additional Information: Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial licence (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Uncontrolled Keywords: attentiondeficit disorder with Hyperactivity,health status,humans,quality of life,Tourette syndrome
Publication ISSN: 1756-1833
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 08:10
Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2014 09:12
Full Text Link: http://www.bmj. ... t/347/bmj.f4964
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2013-08
Authors: Cavanna, Andrea E.
Seri, Stefano (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-9247-8102)


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