Tourette Syndrome Articles

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CDC provides online articles and scientific findings about Tourette syndrome (TS) and its impact on individuals, families, schools, and communities.

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These articles are either from CDC funded research or have at least one CDC author. These articles are listed by date of publication, most current first.


Rapid onset of functional tic-like behaviors among adolescent girls-Minnesota, September-November 2021. Firestone MJ, Holzbauer S, Conelea C, et al. Front Neurol. 2023;13:1063261.


Estimating the Number of People with Tourette Syndrome and Persistent Tic Disorder in the United States. Tinker SC, Bitsko RH, Danielson ML, Newsome K, Kaminski JW. Psychiatry Res. 2022;314:114684.


Bullying Victimization and Perpetration among US Children with and without Tourette Syndrome. Charania SN, Danielson ML, Claussen AH, Lebrun-Harris LA, Kaminski JW, Bitsko RH. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2022;43(1):23-31.

Academic, Interpersonal, Recreational, and Family Impairment in Youth with Tourette Syndrome and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Ricketts EJ, Wolicki SB, Danielson ML, et al. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev. 2022;53(1):3-15.

Watch a video about Tourette syndrome and bullying from the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics.

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Video Abstract: Bullying Victimization and Perpetration among U.S. Children with and without Tourette Syndrome | May 2021


Treatment Use Among Children with Tourette Syndrome Living in the United States, 2014. Wolicki SB, Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, et al. Psychiatry Res. 2020;293:113400.

Indicators of Social Competence and Social Participation Among US Children With Tourette Syndrome. Bitsko RH, Danielson ML, Leeb RT, et al. J Child Neurol. 2020;35(9):612-620.


Children with Tourette Syndrome in the United States: Parent-Reported Diagnosis, Co-occurring Disorders, Severity, and Influence of Activities on Tics. Wolicki SB, Bitsko RH, Danielson ML, et al. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2019;40(6):407-414.


Impact of Tourette Syndrome on School Measures in a Nationally Representative Sample. Claussen AH, Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, Bloomfield J, Giordano K. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2018;39(4):335-342.


Design of a Multi-Site Study Assessing the Impact of Tic Disorders on Individuals, Families, and Communities. Augustine EF, Adams HR, Bitsko RH, et al. Pediatr Neurol. 2017;68:49-58.e3.

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