Navigation Links
Anxiety/panic disorder most frequent disabling comorbid disorder in TS patients, study finds
Date:6/17/2010

ose twitches.

In most patients, tics wane after mid-to-late adolescence. However, the study data indicates that in those patients whose tics persist into adulthood, tic severity remains the primary factor contributing to global psychosocial and occupational disability, according to Lichter.

"In many TS adults, motor tics remain more enduring and prominent than vocal tics and, in our study, motor tics were more severe overall than vocal tics and were more closely correlated with GAF scale score," says Lichter.

The study involved 66 patients -- 45 male and 21 female -- who had been followed for an average of 8.2 years at a UB-based TS clinic. They ranged in age from 20 to 80.

Results showed that nearly 32 percent were diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), while 62 percent showed OCD behavior. Nearly 29 percent had anxiety/panic disorder with another 21 percent exhibiting anxiety symptoms.

Prevalence of other TS-associated conditions were depression (16.7 percent), depressed mood (12.1 percent), bipolar disorder (12.1 percent), rage attacks and severe self-injury behavior (4.5 percent), childhood ADHD history (33.3 percent), adult ADD (18.2 percent), substance-use disorder (22.7 percent) and psychosis and restless legs syndrome (1.5 percent).

In the future Lichter and colleagues plan to collect prospective data on both quality of life and psychosocial and occupational functioning in TS patients.

"We will look more closely at the interactions of tic severity, mood disorders, substance abuse and social support systems and determine how these issues relate to personal and social/occupational adjustment," Lichter says.

"We hope this information will help us improve the lives of our TS patients, especially those who are at highest risk for a poor outcome."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lois Baker
ljbaker@buffalo.edu
716-645-4606
University at Buffalo
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pro-Eating Disorder Sites Abound on the Internet
2. Gene Mutations Offer Clues to Autoimmune Disorders
3. Possible link between sleep-disordered breathing and cardiovascular disease revealed
4. MSU researcher identifies links between hypertension, bipolar disorders
5. Protein lets brain repair damage from multiple sclerosis, other disorders
6. Study finds a seasonal variance in sleep-disordered breathing in young children
7. US dental schools leave graduates unprepared to screen for sleep disorders
8. Sleep-disordered breathing is common but hard to detect in pediatric patients
9. Questionnaires help dentists screen for sleep-disordered breathing in children
10. MSU researchers discover potential genetic factor in eating disorders
11. Belly-Baring Cheerleaders at Raised Risk of Eating Disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/19/2014)... September 19, 2014 -- Recent two-generation approaches to ... are receiving increasing attention from researchers, advocates, and ... to enable them to move to jobs that ... early care and education for children, these programs ... However, according to a new report from ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... As summer vacations end and everyone returns ... now reminds area patients about the reality and impact of ... affected by gum disease, there is simply not an option ... years Dr. Krishnan has treated patients with varying degrees of ... that come in due to common symptoms such as bleeding ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... (PRWEB) September 19, 2014 Recently, ... and announced that JustHost, IX Web Hosting and ... , “As is known to most people, ... partitioning a physical server computer into many servers, ... of running on someone’s own dedicated computer,” the ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... are notoriously difficult to study with X-ray crystallography, not ... impossible, to crystallize, but also because their very nature ... when a structure can be obtained it is often ... of protein domains that sometimes create more puzzles than ... Cryst . D70, 2241-2255; doi: 10.1107/S1399004714016496 ] , ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 2014 Top10BestSEOHosting.com today compares many ... HostMonster, Arvixe and Bluehost are the best suppliers ... quality WordPress hosting (including VPS and cloud hosting) ... more detailed information. , HostMonster ( http://www.hostmonster.com/track/seohosts ) ... at a fraction of the cost. As a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:A two generation lens: Current state policies fail to support families with young children 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 2Health News:New York Periodontist Dr. Prabha Krishnan Now Raises Awareness about the Dangers of Untreated Decay, Gingivitis and Gum Disease During Self-Awareness Month 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: JustHost is One of the Best VPS Suppliers in 2014 2Health News:A refined approach to proteins at low resolution 2Health News:A refined approach to proteins at low resolution 3Health News:Top10BestSEOHosting.com: They Are Best Windows Web Hosting Suppliers Of 2014 2
... The international team of researchers from the United States and ... both assassin and messenger. This led to the // race ... cell. Cells that could seek out and destroy cancer have ... the Seraph Professor of Oncology at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel ...
... College of Georgia said that genes that control blood pressure ... on more than 500 pairs of black and // white ... that changes in gene expression between ages 14 and 18 ... variation that occurred by age 18. The results were presented ...
... in matters of sleep till late the reason being ... ray of new light comes the IST project 'Sensation' ... different // countries, addressing sensing of physiological parameters, core ... a multipurpose sensing platform consisting of 17 micro sensors ...
... in Mumbai were crippled as the striking doctors were determined ... dry. All the government hospitals in Mumbai suffered due to ... from 15 government-managed hospitals in this bustling city of over ... 27, demanding better security while on the job after relatives ...
... A research has found out that a sudden emotional stress ... beloved ones or failure// in romance are said to be ... ,Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that shock could ... attack causing severe heart muscle weakness, reported health portal Health ...
... Center researchers have discovered that distinct regions of the ... ambiguous choices versus// choices involving only risk. The investigators ... and how such risk-taking can become an addition or ... in the journal Neuron. ,The research was ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Two in One Cell Offers Hope to Find a Cure for Cancer 2Health News:Genetic Reasons behind Change in One’s Blood Pressur 2Health News:Sleep Science awakens from deep slumber! 2Health News:Health Services Came To A Halt As Mumbai Doctors Strike Continues 2Health News:Distinct Brain Sections Are Activated While Making Risky Decisions 2
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 The American Association for ... Design and Manufacturing has joined the AAHomecare Corporate Partner ... Harvey Diamond have been actively involved in AAHomecare ... it has quickly grown into a major global manufacturer ... Drive allows AAHomecare to increase efforts on behalf of ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Larry J. Merlo , President and CEO ... before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. ... to stop selling tobacco products and its leadership in driving ... "Dramatic changes in our health care system pose enormous ... has said. "CVS Health has a truly unique combination of ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014  Lpath, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... lipid-targeted therapeutics, announced today that it has entered ... of common stock and 3,605,042 unregistered warrants in ... for one registered share of common stock and ... of common stock will be $3.475.  The warrants ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Drive Medical Design & Manufacturing Joins AAHomecare Corporate Partner Program 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 2Lpath, Inc. Announces $12.5 Million Registered Direct Offering 3
... Endosurgery, Inc. announced that their newly-launched OverStitch™ Endoscopic ... first-in-human cases. OverStitch ... mimics the way physicians deploy sutures by hand.  It ... surgical standard of care through the flexible endoscope.   ...
... Oct. 28 The U.S. Food and Drug ... the treatment of adults with schizophrenia. ... http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO ) Schizophrenia affects ... 18 years and older, in a given year. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Apollo Endosurgery Completes First-in-Human Cases With New OverStitch™ Endoscopic Suturing System 2FDA Approves Latuda to Treat Schizophrenia in Adults 2
... has been selling replacement bulbs ... and we are extremely proud ... Check out our catalog of ... discount light bulbs specials. ...
... Bulb Direct has been ... Internet since 1996, and we ... 100% satisfaction guarantee. Check out ... and see our discount light ...
... has been selling replacement bulbs ... and we are extremely proud ... Check out our catalog of ... discount light bulbs specials. ...
... been selling replacement bulbs on ... we are extremely proud of ... out our catalog of replacement ... light bulbs specials. ,Check ...
Medicine Products: