Tourette syndrome: review of literature

  title={Tourette syndrome: review of literature},
  author={Larissa Lane Cardoso Teixeira and Jos{\'e} Mariano Soriano Pantoja J{\'u}nior and Francisco Xavier Palheta Neto and Maur{\'i}cio Neres Targino and Ang{\'e}lica Cristina Pezzin Palheta and F. A. M. Silva},
INTRODUCTION: Tourette Syndrome (TS) was described for the first time in 1825, and it is a neuropsychiatry disease, initially begins in childhood, affects more males, characterized by remarkable social and psychological commitment, impacting the lives of patients and family. Until recently, this disease were considered a rare condition, but current studies show that the prevalence rate may vary in 1% to 2,9% in a few groups. OBJECTIVE: Perform a review of literature over the main aspects… 
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Tourette syndrome, associated conditions and the complexities of treatment.
  • M. Robertson
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Brain : a journal of neurology
  • 2000
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