The Portrayal of Tourette Syndrome in Film and Television

  title={The Portrayal of Tourette Syndrome in Film and Television},
  author={Samantha Calder-Sprackman and Stephanie Sutherland and Asif Doja},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences / Journal Canadien des Sciences Neurologiques},
  pages={226 - 232}
Objective: To determine the representation of Tourette Syndrome (TS) in fictional movies and television programs by investigating recurrent themes and depictions. Background: Television and film can be a source of information and misinformation about medical disorders. Tourette Syndrome has received attention in the popular media, but no studies have been done on the accuracy of the depiction of the disorder. Methods: International internet movie databases were searched using the terms… 
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