European clinical guidelines for Tourette Syndrome and other tic disorders. Part I: assessment

Danielle C. Cath*, Tamasine Hedderly, Andrea G. Ludolph, Jeremy S. Stern, Tara Murphy, Andreas Hartmann, Virginie Czernecki, Mary May Robertson, Davide Martino, A. Munchau, R. Rizzo, ESSTS Guidelines Grp

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    Abstract

    A working group of the European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS) has developed the first European assessment guidelines of Tourette Syndrome (TS). The available literature including national guidelines was thoroughly screened and extensively discussed in the expert group of ESSTS members. Detailed clinical assessment guidelines of tic disorders and their comorbidities in both children and adults are presented. Screening methods that might be helpful and necessary for specialists' differential diagnosis process are suggested in order to further analyse cognitive abilities, emotional functions and motor skills. Besides clinical interviews and physical examination, additional specific tools (questionnaires, checklists and neuropsychological tests) are recommended.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)155-171
    Number of pages17
    JournalEuropean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Volume20
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2011

    Keywords

    • Tics
    • Tourette
    • Assessment
    • Guidelines
    • OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER
    • ATTENTION-DEFICIT/HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
    • DEFICIT-HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER
    • QUALITY-OF-LIFE
    • DIAGNOSTIC INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
    • TEST-RETEST RELIABILITY
    • VERSION DISC-R
    • YOUNG-PEOPLE
    • PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES
    • SELF-REPORT

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