Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.

@article{Ludolph2012TouretteSA,
  title={Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders in childhood, adolescence and adulthood.},
  author={Andrea G. Ludolph and Veit Roessner and Alexander M{\"u}nchau and Kirsten R M{\"u}ller-Vahl},
  journal={Deutsches Arzteblatt international},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 48},
  pages={
          821-288
        }
}
BACKGROUND Tourette syndrome is a combined motor and vocal tic disorder that begins in childhood and takes a chronic course. It arises in about 1% of all children, with highly varying severity. Transient and usually mild tics are seen in as many as 15% of all children in elementary school. The diagnosis is often delayed by several years. METHODS We selectively reviewed the pertinent literature, including the guidelines of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome for the… CONTINUE READING
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