Tourette syndrome

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr Subhan Iqbal et al.

Tourette syndrome is a common neurodevelopmental disorder, involving ~1% of the population. It is characterized by vocal and motor tics 1

Clinical presentation

A few of the clinical features of Tourette syndrome include:

  • physical pain
  • social isolation
  • emotional disturbance

These patients have a diversity of other comorbidities like ADHD and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Treatment and prognosis

Treatment must be modified to the special requirements of the cases. Behavior therapy and antipsychotics are two main therapies. Deep brain stimulation can be considered for sufferers of malignant Tourette syndrome that is obstreperous to medical therapy. 

Article information

rID: 88820
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Tourette disorder

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: deep brain stimulation
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