Thaïra J. C. Openneer

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Pre- and perinatal complications have been implicated in the onset and clinical expression of Tourette syndrome albeit with considerable inconsistencies across studies. Also, little is known about their role in co-occurring obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in individuals with a tic disorder. Therefore,(More)
Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome (GTS) is characterized by the presence of multiple motor and phonic tics with a fluctuating course of intensity, frequency, and severity. Up to 90% of patients with GTS present with comorbid conditions, most commonly attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), thus providing an(More)
BACKGROUND A section of the UMCG Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department is currently focusing much of its research on tic disorders. AIM To provide an overview of the research projects on tic disorders being currently undertaken at our center. METHOD We discuss our research projects giving particular attention to factors that are restricting current(More)
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