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Adults with Tourette's syndrome with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2009 Oct; 120(4):299-307.AP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Comorbidity between Tourette's syndrome (TS) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is high. In children, those with both TS+ADHD fare less well than those with TS-only on measures of both psychopathology and behaviour. The objective of this study was to document such measures in adult patients.

METHOD

Eighty adults with TS-only were compared to 64 with TS+ADHD using a clinical interview and standardised measures of depression, anxiety and obsessionality.

RESULTS

The two groups were no different on measures of TS severity. TS+ADHD patients had significantly more depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviour and maladaptive behaviours than patients with TS-only. There were also significant differences in the incidence of copro- and echo-phenomena and family history of ADHD.

CONCLUSION

The finding of increased overall behavioural difficulties and psychopathology in adult patients with TS+ADHD when compared with TS-only is in agreement with previous findings in children with TS. Appropriate treatment of ADHD in TS patients during childhood may prevent many behavioural problems in adulthood.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19486328

Citation

Haddad, A D M., et al. "Adults With Tourette's Syndrome With and Without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder." Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 120, no. 4, 2009, pp. 299-307.
Haddad AD, Umoh G, Bhatia V, et al. Adults with Tourette's syndrome with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2009;120(4):299-307.
Haddad, A. D., Umoh, G., Bhatia, V., & Robertson, M. M. (2009). Adults with Tourette's syndrome with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 120(4), 299-307. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2009.01398.x
Haddad AD, et al. Adults With Tourette's Syndrome With and Without Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2009;120(4):299-307. PubMed PMID: 19486328.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adults with Tourette's syndrome with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. AU - Haddad,A D M, AU - Umoh,G, AU - Bhatia,V, AU - Robertson,M M, Y1 - 2009/04/15/ PY - 2009/6/3/entrez PY - 2009/6/3/pubmed PY - 2010/2/13/medline SP - 299 EP - 307 JF - Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica JO - Acta Psychiatr Scand VL - 120 IS - 4 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Comorbidity between Tourette's syndrome (TS) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is high. In children, those with both TS+ADHD fare less well than those with TS-only on measures of both psychopathology and behaviour. The objective of this study was to document such measures in adult patients. METHOD: Eighty adults with TS-only were compared to 64 with TS+ADHD using a clinical interview and standardised measures of depression, anxiety and obsessionality. RESULTS: The two groups were no different on measures of TS severity. TS+ADHD patients had significantly more depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behaviour and maladaptive behaviours than patients with TS-only. There were also significant differences in the incidence of copro- and echo-phenomena and family history of ADHD. CONCLUSION: The finding of increased overall behavioural difficulties and psychopathology in adult patients with TS+ADHD when compared with TS-only is in agreement with previous findings in children with TS. Appropriate treatment of ADHD in TS patients during childhood may prevent many behavioural problems in adulthood. SN - 1600-0447 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19486328/Adults_with_Tourette's_syndrome_with_and_without_attention_deficit_hyperactivity_disorder_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0447.2009.01398.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -