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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331502/a-qualitative-exploration-of-the-experiences-of-children-and-adolescents-with-tourette-syndrome
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Kim R Edwards, Sandra Mendlowitz, Elana Jackson, Claire Champigny, Matt Specht, Paul Arnold, Daniel Gorman, Gina Dimitropoulos
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the experiences of youth with Tourette Syndrome (TS). METHOD: Thirteen participants with TS were recruited from a large tertiary care hospital to complete semi-structured interviews and two questionnaires pertaining to demographic information and tic severity. Thematic analysis was utilized to systematically analyze the data. RESULTS: Three main themes were identified: 1) beliefs about TS; 2) TS related distress and impairment; and, 3) coping with TS...
2017: Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318282/altered-resting-state-eeg-complexity-in-children-with-tourette-syndrome-a-preliminary-study
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Wen-Chin Weng, Chi-Feng Chang, Lee Chin Wong, Jui-Hsiang Lin, Wang-Tso Lee, Jiann-Shing Shieh
OBJECTIVE: Tourette syndrome is a developmental neuropsychiatric disorder in children, and abnormal corticobasal ganglion connectivity is implied for the pathophysiology. Multiscale entropy, an entropy-based method to measure dynamic complexity at multiple temporal scales, is helpful to disclose the information of brain connectivity. This preliminary study investigated the complexity of resting-state electroencephalogram signals using multiscale entropy in children with Tourette syndrome...
March 20, 2017: Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289952/tic-severity-and-treatment-in-children-the-effect-of-comorbid-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-and-obsessive-compulsive-behaviors
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Tamara Pringsheim
While attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder have been shown to have major impacts on quality of life in individuals with Tourette syndrome, there is comparatively little data on how the presence of these comorbidities influence tic severity and treatment. 114 children (mean age 10.25 years) were extensively clinically phenotyped at a single specialty clinic. While there was no difference in Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) scores in children with versus without ADHD, children with obsessive compulsive behaviors had significantly higher YGTSS scores (p = 0...
March 13, 2017: Child Psychiatry and Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289551/tic-exacerbation-in-adults-with-tourette-syndrome-a-case-series
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Sara M Schaefer, Christopher A Chow, Elan D Louis, Daphne Robakis
BACKGROUND: Tourette syndrome (TS) has been described as peaking in adolescence with subsequent regression. We report patients who were diagnosed with TS during childhood who experienced a latent period (significant reduction in or absence of tics) followed by tic re-emergence in adulthood. METHODS: We performed a retrospective chart review of outpatients over age 21 seen at the Yale neurology clinic between January 2012 and July 2016 who were diagnosed with childhood-onset tics, and who experienced a latent period of greater than 1 year followed by an exacerbation...
2017: Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289393/toward-a-symptom-guided-neurostimulation-for-gilles-de-la-tourette-syndrome
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REVIEW
Nicole Pedroarena-Leal, Diane Ruge
Therapy resistance of approximately one-third of patients with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) requires consideration of alternative therapeutic interventions. This article provides a condensed review of the invasive and non-invasive stimulation techniques that have been applied, to date, for treatment and investigation of GTS. Through this perspective and short review, the article discusses potential novel applications for neurostimulation techniques based on a symptom-guided approach. The concept of considering the physiological basis of specific symptoms when using stimulation techniques will provide a platform for more effective non-pharmacological neuromodulation of symptoms in GTS...
2017: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288328/case-control-exploratory-study-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-chemokines-cytokines-and-lymphocyte-subsets-in-childhood-tourette-syndrome-with-positive-streptococcal-markers
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Michael R Pranzatelli, Elizabeth D Tate, Tyler J Allison
A longstanding question is whether neuroinflammation is present in children symptomatic for Tourette syndrome (TS) with positive streptococcal serology and throat cultures. The objective was to directly test for it using modern hypothesis-driven approaches. Profiling studies for 14 immune cell types (flow cytometry), 7 chemokines/cytokines (ELISA), oligoclonal bands, and other immunoglobulins were performed in this IRB-approved study of 5 children with TS and streptococcal markers compared to data from 26 non-inflammatory pediatric neurological controls...
March 10, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285739/neuropsychiatric-comorbidities-in-adults-with-phenylketonuria-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Deborah A Bilder, Joyce A Kobori, Jessica L Cohen-Pfeffer, Erin M Johnson, Elaina R Jurecki, Mitzie L Grant
Adults with phenylketonuria (PKU) may experience neurologic and psychiatric disorders, including intellectual disability, anxiety, depression, and neurocognitive dysfunction. Identifying the prevalence and prevalence ratios of these conditions will inform clinical treatment. This nested, case-controlled study used International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codes from the MarketScan® insurance claims databases from 2006 to 2012 and healthcare claims data for US-based employer and government-sponsored health plans...
March 6, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28285251/neurodevelopmental-disorders-in-young-violent-offenders-overlap-and-background-characteristics
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Eva Billstedt, Henrik Anckarsäter, Märta Wallinius, Björn Hofvander
Neurodevelopmental disorders (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), tic disorder, intellectual disability (ID)), in prison populations have received increased attention but the focus has generally been on one single condition leaving out the global picture. This study assessed the prevalence and overlap of neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) in a consecutive cohort (n=270) of young adult male offenders (age 18-25 years), sentenced for "hands-on" violent offences and serving prison time in Swedish prisons...
March 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280480/the-efficacy-and-tolerability-of-the-clonidine-transdermal-patch-in-the-treatment-for-children-with-tic-disorders-a-prospective-open-single-group-self-controlled-study
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Pan-Pan Song, Li Jiang, Xiu-Juan Li, Si-Qi Hong, Shuang-Zi Li, Yue Hu
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the efficacy and tolerability of a clonidine transdermal patch in the treatment of children with tic disorders (TD) and to establish a predictive model for patients. METHODS: Forty-one patients who met the inclusion criteria entered into 12 weeks of prospective, open, single-group, self-controlled treatment with a clonidine transdermal patch. The Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) was employed before therapy (baseline) and at 4, 8, and 12 weeks after therapy...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277154/comprehension-of-direct-and-indirect-sarcastic-remarks-in-children-and-adolescents-with-tourette-s-syndrome
#10
Helena Drury, Shivani Shah, Jeremy S Stern, Sarah Crawford, Shelley Channon
Previous research has reported that aspects of social cognition such as nonliteral language comprehension are impaired in adults with Tourette's syndrome (TS), but little is known about social cognition in children and adolescents with TS. The present study aims to evaluate a measure of sarcasm comprehension suitable for use with children and adolescents (Experiment 1), and to examine sarcasm comprehension in children and adolescents with TS-alone or TS and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; Experiment 2)...
February 8, 2017: Child Neuropsychology: a Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268105/prolonged-striatal-disinhibition-as-a-chronic-animal-model-of-tic-disorders
#11
Esther Vinner, Michal Israelashvili, Izhar Bar-Gad
BACKGROUND: Experimental findings and theoretical models have associated Tourette syndrome with abnormal striatal inhibition. The expression of tics, the hallmark symptom of this disorder, has been transiently induced in non-human primates and rodents by the injection of GABAA antagonists into the striatum, leading to temporary disinhibition. NEW METHOD: The novel chronic model of tic expression utilizes mini-osmotic pumps implanted subcutaneously in the rat back for prolonged infusion of bicuculline into the dorsolateral striatum...
March 4, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263157/-tic-suppression-is-a-new-evidence-based-non-farmacological-treatment-of-chronic-tic-disorder
#12
Camilla Birgitte Sørensen, Nanette Mol Debes, Liselotte Skov, Maria J Miranda
Chronic tic disorder and Tourette syndrome are both chronic and impairing neurobiological disorders starting in childhood with a prevalence between 0.4 and 1.6%. Traditionally, pharmacological therapies have been first-line treatment but are often associated with adverse effects. Recently behavioural therapy has shown to be effective in treating tics and today both habit reversal (HR) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) are recommended as first-line treatments. HR and ERP are now available for Danish patients...
March 6, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28256689/-neuropsychology-of-tourette-s-disorder-cognition-neuroimaging-and-creativity
#13
R Espert, M Gadea, M Alino, J Oltra-Cucarella
INTRODUCTION: Tourette's disorder is the result of fronto-striatal brain dysfunction affecting people of all ages, with a debut in early childhood and continuing into adolescence and adulthood. DEVELOPMENT: This article reviews the main cognitive, functional neuroimaging and creativity-related studies in a disorder characterized by an excess of dopamine in the brain. CONCLUSIONS: Given the special cerebral configuration of these patients, neuropsychological alterations, especially in executive functions, should be expected...
February 24, 2017: Revista de Neurologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254245/design-of-a-multisite-study-assessing-the-impact-of-tic-disorders-on-individuals-families-and-communities
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E F Augustine, H R Adams, R H Bitsko, E van Wijngaarden, A H Claussen, A Thatcher, C E Hanks, A B Lewin, T G O'Connor, A Vierhile, M L Danielson, R Kurlan, T K Murphy, J W Mink
BACKGROUND: Tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome, are complex, multisymptom diseases, yet the impact of these disorders on affected children, families, and communities is not well understood. METHODS: To improve the understanding of the impacts of Tourette syndrome, two research groups conducted independent cross-sectional studies using qualitative and quantitative measures. They focused on similar themes, but distinct scientific objectives, and the sites collaborated to align methods of independent research proposals with the aim of increasing the analyzable sample size...
March 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28254105/a-single-case-of-tourette-s-syndrome-treated-with-traditional-chinese-medicine
#15
Min-Hwa Lee
The objective of this case study was to investigate the effectiveness of Chinese medicine in treating Tourette's syndrome. Tourette's syndrome is a childhood- onset disorder that is characterized by sudden, involuntary movements or tics. The participant in this study was a 33-year-old male who had been diagnosed with Tourette's syndrome at the age of 9 years. His major complaints included facial tics, shoulder shrugging, and clearing the throat. Using a combination of acupuncture, herbs, Gua-Sha, and lifestyle changes once a week for 35 treatments, all the symptoms were reduced by 70%, as reported by the patient...
January 2017: Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28242732/inhibitory-dysfunction-contributes-to-some-of-the-motor-and-non-motor-symptoms-of-movement-disorders-and-psychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Marjan Jahanshahi, John C Rothwell
Recently, it has been proposed that similar to goal-directed and habitual action mediated by the fronto-striatal circuits, the fronto-striato-subthalamic-pallidal-thalamo-cortical network may also mediate goal-directed and habitual (automatic) inhibition in both the motor and non-motor domains. Within this framework, some of the clinical manifestations of Parkinson's disease, dystonia, Tourette syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder can be considered to represent an imbalance between goal-directed and habitual action and inhibition...
April 19, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237575/modeling-tics-in-rodents-conceptual-challenges-and-paths-forward
#17
Marco Bortolato, Christopher Pittenger
BACKGROUND: Recent advances in our understanding of the neurobiology of tics have led to the development of novel rodent models capturing different pathophysiological and phenotypic aspects of Tourette syndrome. The proliferation of these models, however, raises vexing questions on what standards should be adopted to assess their theoretical validity and empirical utility. Assessing the homology of a rodent motoric burst with a tic remains problematic, due to our incomplete knowledge of the underpinnings of tics, their high phenotypic complexity and variability, limitations in our ability test key aspects of tic phenomenology (such as premonitory sensory phenomena) in animals, and between-species differences in neuroanatomy and behavioral repertoire...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229395/transcranial-magnetic-and-direct-current-stimulation-in-children
#18
REVIEW
Mustafa Q Hameed, Sameer C Dhamne, Roman Gersner, Harper L Kaye, Lindsay M Oberman, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Alexander Rotenberg
Promising results in adult neurologic and psychiatric disorders are driving active research into transcranial brain stimulation techniques, particularly transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), in childhood and adolescent syndromes. TMS has realistic utility as an experimental tool tested in a range of pediatric neuropathologies such as perinatal stroke, depression, Tourette syndrome, and autism spectrum disorder (ASD). tDCS has also been tested as a treatment for a number of pediatric neurologic conditions, including ASD, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, epilepsy, and cerebral palsy...
February 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221900/mental-health-disorders-associated-with-foodborne-pathogens
#19
Declan J Bolton, Lucy J Robertson
Human infections with foodborne pathogenic organisms are relatively well described in terms of their overt physical symptoms, such as diarrhea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, fever, and associated sequelae. Indeed, some of these are key for diagnosis and treatment, although it should be noted that, for some foodborne pathogens, the physical symptoms might be more diffuse, particularly those associated with some of the foodborne parasites. In contrast, the impact of these pathogens on mental health is less well described, and symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and general malaise are usually ignored when foodborne infections are recorded...
November 2016: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202705/moderators-and-predictors-of-response-to-behavior-therapy-for-tics-in-tourette-syndrome
#20
Denis G Sukhodolsky, Douglas W Woods, John Piacentini, Sabine Wilhelm, Alan L Peterson, Lily Katsovich, James Dziura, John T Walkup, Lawrence Scahill
OBJECTIVE: To examine moderators and predictors of response to behavior therapy for tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders. METHODS: Data from 2 10-week, multisite studies (1 in children and 1 in adults; total n = 248) comparing comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT) to psychoeducation and supportive therapy (PST) were combined for moderator analyses. Participants (177 male, 71 female) had a mean age of 21.5 ± 13...
March 14, 2017: Neurology
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