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Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2011 Feb;72(2):100-7.

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: the complexities of phenotype and treatment.

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  • University College London, London, UK.


Tourette syndrome is a chronic motor and vocal tic disorder, which is common (1%). The aetiology is complex (mostly genetic) and 90% of people have co-morbid psychiatric disorders and reduced quality of life. Management includes reassurance, education, behavioural treatments and medications for tics and psychopathology.

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