Articles and Key Findings about Tourette Syndrome

Key Findings

Tourette Syndrome, Other Conditions, and School Measures
Read about how having Tourette syndrome and other conditions affect how children do in school.
(Published: February 12, 2018)

A National Profile of Tourette Syndrome, 2011-2012
(Published: July 11, 2014)

Tourette Syndrome and Parenting Aggravation
Learn about how having a child with Tourette Syndrome can affect families
(Published: July 11. 2014)

Health Care Needs of Children with Tourette Syndrome
Children with TS experience greater health care needs and face challenges receiving coordinated care
(Published: July 11, 2014)

Featured Articles

Five Things You May Not Know About Tourette Syndrome
Knowing the facts can help you understand what it is like to have Tourette.
(Published: Feb 3, 2020)

Tourette Syndrome: Help Stop Bullying
Learn how you can increase acceptance by helping to stop bullying of children with Tourette Syndrome.
(Published: Feb 3, 2020)

Tourette Syndrome: Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics
Learn about a promising treatment option and find out what CDC is doing to raise awareness and educate health and education professionals about Tourette Syndrome.
(Published: May 30, 2019)

Recent Scientific Articles

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Children with Tourette Syndrome in the United States: Parent-Reported Diagnosis, Co-occurring Disorders, Severity, and Influence of Activities on Tics.
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Published online before print July 10, 2019.
Sara B. Wolicki, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa L. Danielson, Joseph R. Holbrook, Benjamin Zablotsky, John T. Walkup, Douglas W. Wood, Jonathan W. Mink.
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Impact of Tourette syndrome on school measures in a nationally representative sample.
Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 2018; 39(4), 335–342.
Angelika H. Claussen, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Joseph R. Holbrook, Jeanette Bloomfield, Kathy Giordano
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Design of a Multi-Site Study Assessing the Impact of Tic Disorders on Individuals, Families, and Communities.
Pediatric Neurology, 2017; 68, 49-58.e3
Erika F. Augustine, Heather R. Adams, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Edwin van Wijngaarden, Angelika H. Claussen, Alyssa Thatcher, Camille E. Hanks, Adam B. Lewin, Thomas G. O’Connor, Amy Vierhile, Melissa L. Danielson, Roger Kurlan, Tanya K. Murphy, Jonathan W. Mink
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Suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children and adolescents with chronic tic disorders.
Depression and Anxiety. 2015; 32(10), 744–753.
Eric A. Storch Ph.D., Camille E. Hanks, Jonathan W. Mink, Joseph F. McGuire, Heather R. Adams, Erika F. Augustine, Amy Vierhile, Alyssa Thatcher, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Adam B. Lewin, Tanya K. Murphy
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A National Profile of Tourette Syndrome, 2011-2012.
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2014; 35(5): 317-322.
Rebecca H. Bitsko, Joseph R. Holbrook, Susanna N. Visser, Jonathan W. Mink, Samuel H. Zinner, Reem M. Ghandour, Stephen J. Blumberg
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Utility of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children for Assessing Tourette Syndrome in Children
Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2014; 24(5), 275-284.
Adam B. Lewin, Jonathan W. Mink, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Joseph R. Holbrook, E. Carla Parker-Athill, Camille Hanks, Eric A. Storch, Erika F. Augustine, Heather R. Adams, Amy E.Vierhile, Alyssa R. Thatcher, and Tanya K. Murphy.
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Tourette syndrome, parenting aggravation, and the contribution of co-occurring conditions among a nationally representative sample.
Disability and Health Journal. 2013; 6(1): 26-35.
Lara R. Robinson, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Laura A. Schieve, Susanna N. Visser.
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Health Care Needs of Children with Tourette Syndrome.
Journal of Child Neurology. 2013; 28(12): 1626-1636.
Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa L. Danielson, Michael King, Susanna N. Visser, Larry Scahill, Ruth Perou.
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Prevalence of Diagnosed Tourette Syndrome in Persons Aged 6–17 Years — United States, 2007
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report; June 5, 2009; 58(21); 581-585
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