Tourette's syndrome. Tics, jerks, and quirks.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Over the past 20 years, public and physician awareness of tic disorders, including Tourette's syndrome, has increased remarkably. In fact, Tourette's syndrome is now "diagnosed" by many families before they consult a physician. Patients seek help not only for the involuntary movements and noises that characterize the illness but also for the accompanying learning, behavioral, and social problems. The authors of this article define the various tic disorders and discuss diagnosis and treatment of the most severe type, Tourette's syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Santos, CC; Massey, EW

Published Date

  • February 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 71 - 78

PubMed ID

  • 2405378

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0032-5481

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/00325481.1990.11704554


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England