Assessment of symptom exacerbations in a longitudinal study of children with Tourette's syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

@article{Lin2002AssessmentOS,
  title={Assessment of symptom exacerbations in a longitudinal study of children with Tourette's syndrome or obsessive-compulsive disorder.},
  author={Haiqun Lin and Chin-bin Yeh and Bradley S. Peterson and Lawrence Scahill and Heidi Grantz and Diane B Findley and Liliya Katsovich and Jessica Otka and Paul J. Lombroso and Robert T. F. A. King and James F. Leckman},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2002},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={1070-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The severity of tic and obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptoms varies over time. Consequently, how do we, as clinicians, know when a change in symptom severity occurs that falls outside of the normal range of fluctuation? The goal of this study was to describe the level of symptom severity fluctuation over time and to establish an objective, prospective, and quantitative method for identifying symptom exacerbations in children with Tourette's syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD… CONTINUE READING

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