Autism Spectrum Disorder and Tourette Syndrome: Commonalities and Connections

Emily F. Myers, Rachel K. Follmer, Samuel H. Zinner*

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Tourette syndrome (TS) and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) share overlapping features and frequently co-occur, but the diagnoses have historically been considered and approached as unrelated, separate conditions. Recently, however, there has been increase in recognition of their shared qualities, creating opportunities for clearer understanding of their origins and similarities that can help support better clinical care and improved research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalCurrent Developmental Disorders Reports
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Co-occurring
  • Neurodevelopmental
  • Social deficits
  • Spectrum
  • Tourette syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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