Progress in research on Tourette syndrome

Kevin J. Black*, Joseph Jankovic, Tamara Hershey, Kevin St P. McNaught, Jonathan W. Mink, John Walkup

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Tourette syndrome (TS) is a heritable neuropsychiatric disorder commonly complicated by obsessions and compulsions, but defined by frequent unwanted movements (motor tics) and vocalizations (phonic tics) that develop in childhood or adolescence. In recent years, research on TS has progressed rapidly on several fronts. Inspired by the Fifth International Scientific Symposium on Tourette Syndrome, the articles in this special issue review advances in the phenomenology, epidemiology, genetics, pathophysiology, and treatment of TS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014


  • Epidemiology
  • Genetics
  • Nosology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Phenomenology
  • Research
  • Review
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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