Executive functions in uncomplicated Tourette syndrome

Clare Margaret Eddy, Hugh Edward Rickards, Andrea Eugenio Cavanna

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Abstract

Previous studies reporting executive deficits in Tourette syndrome (TS) often failed to control for co-morbid conditions. We investigated executive functions in forty patients with TS without co-morbid psychiatric diagnoses (uncomplicated TS). Patients exhibited executive deficits which were unrelated to tic severity, suggesting executive dysfunction may be a core component of TS.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-8
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume200
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2012

Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Attention
  • Executive Function
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neuropsychological Tests
  • Tourette Syndrome/psychology

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