Tourette Syndrome; Is It an Annoying Disorder or an Inspiring Companion??!!!Eman Ahmed Zaky*
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
- *Corresponding Author:
- Eman Ahmed Zaky
Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Child Psychiatry Unit
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt
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E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: July 10, 2017; Accepted date: July 10, 2017; Published date: July 17, 2017
Citation: Zaky EA (2017) Tourette Syndrome; Is It an Annoying Disorder or an Inspiring Companion??!!!. J Child Adolesc Behav 5: 353. doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000353
Copyright: © 2017 Zaky EA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a hereditary neurobehavioral disorder which starts early during childhood and manifests with a group of motor and one or more vocal tics for a duration of a year at least. It tends to be a lifelong chronic disorder with many remissions and exacerbations but in general, it is not a degenerative disease and has no negative percussions on intelligence or life span. Cases with TS need proper professional evaluation to exclude any differential diagnoses and detect any comorbidities. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), medications, and supportive intervention are indicated for cases with significant functional impairment. Some sufferers consider TS a very annoying lifelong disorder while others think about it as an inspiring companion that makes them gifted, unique and special.