Executive functions in uncomplicated Tourette syndrome

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Authors

External organisations

  • Department of Neuropsychiatry (A.E.C.)

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.

Details

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

Keywords

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