Cultural influences on diagnosis and perception of Tourette syndrome in Costa Rica.

@article{Mathews2001CulturalIO,
  title={Cultural influences on diagnosis and perception of Tourette syndrome in Costa Rica.},
  author={Carol A. Mathews and L D Herrera Amighetti and Thomas L. Lowe and Ben J. M. van de Wetering and Nelson B. Freimer and Victor I. Reus},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={
          456-63
        }
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder in which the pattern of symptom presentation can vary greatly between individuals. Although globally described, TS has not been well characterized in many parts of the world. Differences in individual and cultural perceptions of TS may impact its expression and recognition in some countries, confounding the identification of affected individuals. This study examines the phenomenology and presentation of TS in Costa… 
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