Tourette's Syndrome: A review from a developmental perspective

Tamar Steinberg*, Robert King, Alan Apter

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Abstract

The object of this review is to summarize some of the recent developments in the understanding of Tourette's Syndrome which can be regarded as the prototype of a developmental psychopathological entity. The review covers the followingtopics: tics and their developmental course; sensory phenomena related to tics including measurement of these phenomena; pathophysiology of tics and compensatory phenomena and the parallel development of the various psychiatric comorbidities as they emerge overthe life span. Finally there is an attempt to summarize the major points and future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-19
Number of pages5
JournalIsrael Journal of Psychiatry and Related Sciences
Volume47
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

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