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)

Featured Articles

Improving Identification of Tic Disorders
Learn about Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders
(Published: May 26, 2023)

Empowering Young People with Tourette
Learn about the CDC-Tourette Association of America’s partnership on youth programs.
(Published: May 24, 2022)

Tourette Syndrome: Behavioral Treatment for Tics That Works
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: June 1, 2020)

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)

Recent Scientific Articles

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Rapid onset of functional tic-like behaviors among adolescent girls—Minnesota, September–November 2021
Frontiers in Neurology, 2022, 13.
Melanie J. Firestone, Stacy Holzbauer, Christine Conelea, Richard Danila, Kirk Smith, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Susan M. Klammer, Stefan Gingerich, Ruth Lynfield
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Estimating the Number of People with Tourette Syndrome and Persistent Tic Disorder in the United States
Psychiatry Research, 2022, 314:114684
Sarah C. Tinker, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa L. Danielson, Kimberly Newsome, Jennifer W. Kaminski
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Bullying Victimization and Perpetration among US Children with and without Tourette Syndrome
Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Published online May 26, 2021.
Sana N. Charania, Melissa L. Danielson, Angelika H. Claussen, Lydie A. Lebrun-Harris, Jennifer W. Kaminski, Rebecca H. Bitsko.
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Academic, Interpersonal, Recreational, and Family Impairment in Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
Child Psychiatry and Human Development. Published online January 1, 2021
Emily J. Ricketts, Sara Beth Wolicki, Melissa L. Danielson, Michelle Rozenman, Joseph F.  McGuire, John Piacentini, Jonathan W. Mink, John T. Walkup, Douglas W. Woods, Rebecca H. Bitsko
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Treatment Use Among Children with Tourette Syndrome Living in the United States, 2014
Psychiatry Research. Published online August 19, 2020
Sara Beth Wolicki, Rebecca H. Bitsko, Joseph R. Holbrook, Melissa L. Danielson, Benjamin Zablotsky, Lawrence Scahill, John T.Walkup, Douglas W. Woods, Jonathan W. Mink
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Indicators of Social Competence and Social Participation Among US Children With Tourette Syndrome.
Journal of Child Neurology. Published online June 9, 2020
Rebecca H. Bitsko, Melissa L. Danielson, Rebecca T. Leeb, Brita Bergland, Morgan J. Fuoco, Reem M. Ghandour, Adam B. Lewin
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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. 2019; 40(6):407-414.
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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