Evaluating the Contributions of ADHD, OCD, and Tic Symptoms in Predicting Functional Competence in Children with Tic Disorders

@article{Himle2007EvaluatingTC,
  title={Evaluating the Contributions of ADHD, OCD, and Tic Symptoms in Predicting Functional Competence in Children with Tic Disorders},
  author={Michael B. Himle and Susanna W Chang and Douglas W. Woods and Liviu Bunaciu and Amanda Pearlman and Brian A. Buzzella and John Piacentini},
  journal={Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities},
  year={2007},
  volume={19},
  pages={503-512}
}
Children with chronic tic disorders (CTD), including Tourette’s Disorder (TD), demonstrate a higher incidence of comorbid conditions, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD). The relative contributions of tics versus ADHD and OCD symptoms for predicting impaired functioning in children with TD is unknown and existing studies on the topic are inconsistent. This study evaluated the unique contributions of tic severity, ADHD diagnostic… CONTINUE READING

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