Behavioral Comorbidities Cause Havoc in Tourette Syndrome. (Tics Often Mild in Comparison)
Wachter, Kerri, Clinical Psychiatry News
ALEXANDRIA, VA. -- Comorbid conditions often pose bigger problems for children with Tourette syndrome than the condition itself, Dr. John Walkup said at a conference sponsored by the Tourette Syndrome Association.
Comorbid conditions accompanying Tourette syndrome include attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), bipolar affective disorder, anxiety, pervasive developmental disorder, substance abuse, disruptive behavior, personality disorders, and family problems.
Given that reality, it's important to evaluate children with Tourette syndrome (TS) with comorbid conditions in mind. "When you look at youngsters who have …
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Publication information: Article title: Behavioral Comorbidities Cause Havoc in Tourette Syndrome. (Tics Often Mild in Comparison). Contributors: Wachter, Kerri - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 31. Issue: 2 Publication date: February 2003. Page number: 62. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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