The two main disorders associated with
Tourette's disorder (TD) are:
Children who have Tourette's are also at increased risk for:
You may try keeping a record of your child's symptoms and behaviors.
Write down what kinds of tics or problem behaviors your child has, when they
get worse, and the events that happen around when they occur. Keeping such a
record can show patterns that may help identify triggers, which can help you
better manage your child's symptoms. It may also be useful if your child is
starting new medicines. Be careful not to cause your child more stress by doing
this. Don't approach this in a way that makes your child uncomfortable or more
self-conscious than normal.
Sadock BJ, Sadock VA, eds. (2007). Tic disorders. In
Kaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry, 10th ed., pp. 1235–1243. Philadelphia:
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
July 26, 2011
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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