The lived experiences of individuals with Tourette syndrome or tic disorders: a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies.

@article{Smith2015TheLE,
  title={The lived experiences of individuals with Tourette syndrome or tic disorders: a meta-synthesis of qualitative studies.},
  author={Heather Smith and John R E Fox and Penny Trayner},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={106 4},
  pages={609-34}
}
There is a growing body of qualitative literature describing the lived experiences of people with tic disorders (TDs). The aim of this paper was to conduct a systematic review of this literature, synthesizing the perspectives of individuals on their experiences. Meta-synthesis methodology was utilized to review and draw together findings from 10 articles, from which key concepts were extracted, and over-arching themes generated. Six themes were identified to encompass the experience of TDs… CONTINUE READING
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