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Tourette Syndrome -- Child

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by Rosenblum L



Risk Factors

Risk factors include:


The doctor will ask about your child’s symptoms and medical history. A physical exam will also be done. In some cases, the doctor may order imagining tests (eg, MRI scan , PET scan ) to rule out other disorders. These tests are usually not needed. Your child will probably be referred to a mental health expert. This person will evaluate your child.


National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Tourette Syndrome Association



Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada



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