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Tourette Syndrome -- Child

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by Rosenblum L

(TS—Child)

 

Risk Factors

Risk factors include:
 

Diagnosis

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.
 

RESOURCES

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

Tourette Syndrome Association
http://www.tsa-usa.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario
http://www.tourettesyndromeontario.ca

Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
http://www.tourette.ca

 

References


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Children’s Hospital Boston. Tourette’s syndrome. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1761/mainpageS1761P0.html. Accessed July 13, 2010.


Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Tourette’s disorder (TD). Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin website. Available at: http://www.chw.org/display/PPF/DocID/22112/Nav/1/router.asp. Accessed July 13, 2010.


Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Tourette Syndrome and Medications. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center website. Available at: http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/health/info/neurology/diagnose/tics-ts-meds.htm. Accessed July 13, 2010.


DynaMed Editorial Team. Tourette syndrome. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com. Updated June 24, 2010. Accessed July 13, 2010.


Franklin SA, Walther MR, Woods DW. Behavioral interventions for tic disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2010;33(3):641-655.


Rosenblum L. Tourette syndrome. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary. Updated November 12, 2009. Accessed July 13, 2010.


Schub T. Tourette’s syndrome. EBSCO Nursing Reference Center website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/nursing/products/nursing-reference-center. Updated April 16, 2010. Accessed July 13, 2010.

 

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