Eating disorders and Tourette syndrome: A case series of comorbidity and associated obsessive-compulsive symptomatology

A. S. Guarda, J. Treasure, M. M. Robertson

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Abstract

There is a well-established overlap in phenomenology between anorexia nervosa and obsessive-compulsive disorder, and between obsessive-compulsive symptoms and Tourette syndrome (TS). Five cases of eating disorders in patients with obsessive-compulsive symptoms and TS are presented. The identification of four similar cases in the literature putatively marks a subset of eating disorders with a link to TS and to obsessive-compulsive symptomatology. This association may reflect a common underlying neurobiologic imbalance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)77-86
Number of pages10
JournalCNS spectrums
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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