Interpersonal reactivity differences in Tourette syndrome
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Colleges, School and Institutes
Tourette syndrome (TS) frequently involves complex tics with social significance, including imitation or socially inappropriate behaviour. This study explored every-day perspective taking and empathic tendencies in 95 patients with TS and 60 healthy controls. Analyses indicated that both males and females with TS exhibited a different interpersonal reactivity profile to controls, characterised by a reduced tendency to take other people's perspectives, and elevated personal distress in response to intense emotional situations (e.g. people experiencing crises).
|Number of pages||4|
|Early online date||27 Jun 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Aug 2015|
- Emotion, Social cognition, Tourette syndrome