Tourette’s syndrome: Are stimulants safe?

@article{Kurlan2003TourettesSA,
  title={Tourette’s syndrome: Are stimulants safe?},
  author={Roger M. Kurlan},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  year={2003},
  volume={3},
  pages={285-288}
}
  • R. Kurlan
  • Published 1 July 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Clinicians commonly encounter children with comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and the tic disorder Tourette’s syndrome. The pharmacologic treatment of children with this particular combination of conditions has been problematic because of long-standing warnings against using psychostimulants due to concerns about worsening tics. The basis for these warnings was anecdotal clinical observations. A recent group of placebo-controlled, double-blinded clinical trials have… 
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