Prevalence of tics and Tourette syndrome in an inpatient adult psychiatry setting.

@article{Eapen2001PrevalenceOT,
  title={Prevalence of tics and Tourette syndrome in an inpatient adult psychiatry setting.},
  author={Valsamma Eapen and Michael Laker and A Anfield and Julie Dobbs and Mary May Robertson},
  journal={Journal of psychiatry & neuroscience : JPN},
  year={2001},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={417-20}
}
OBJECTIVE Given the widely recognized genetic basis for Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (TS) and the suggestion that the putative TS gene(s) may be expressed as or associated with a variety of psychiatric illnesses, this study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of tics and TS in a psychiatric inpatient population. DESIGN Cross-sectional study. SETTING AND PATIENTS 200 consecutive adult patients who were admitted to the psychiatric wards of University College London Teaching Hospitals… CONTINUE READING