Tourette Syndrome

D. S. Wolf, H. S. Singer

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Tourette syndrome (TS) is a chronic neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by motor and vocal tics. Affected children are at risk of various comorbid neurobehavioral problems. TS is thought to be an inherited disorder. Cortical-striatal-thalamocortical pathways are involved, with particular importance of dopamine circuits. Multiple therapies are available to treat TS, including medications, behavioral therapies, and neurosurgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Movement Disorders
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780123741059
ISBN (Print)9780123741011
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010


  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Cortico-striatal-thalamocortical circuits
  • Dopamine
  • Habit reversal
  • Neuroleptics
  • Obsessive compulsive (OCD)
  • Stereotypies
  • Tics
  • Tourette

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Neuroscience(all)


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