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Journal:   IRANIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY AND CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY   Summer-Fall 2004 , Volume 10 , Number 1-2 (37-38); Page(s) 22 To 27.
 
Paper: 

COMORBIDITY OF TOURETTE"S AND OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDERS IN CHILDREN

 
 
Author(s):  ALAGHBANDRAD J., HAJI AZIM M., SHAHRIVAR Z., HAKIM SHOUSHTARI M.*
 
* IRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES AND HEALTH SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER, 6TH KILOMETER OF KARAJ ROAD, IRAN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHIATRIC CENTER, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Objectives: This project was, conducted to evaluate the rate of co morbidity of Tourette"s disorder. With obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Method; All of the patients diagnosed with Tourette's disorder, a total of 20 cases that had been referred to Child psychiatric Ward of Roozbeh Hospi1al since its inception" were evaluated. They were compared with 20 patients afflicted with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and 20 OCD patients. Data was collected via Yale Tic Severity Scale and analyzed by descriptive statistical) methods, Fisher's LSD, and x2 statistical test.
Findings: The mean, age of onset of Tourette's disorder Was 8.5 years (SD: 0.65) whereas the onset of OCD was.14.5 years (SD: 0.7). The ratio of male to female in Tourette's disorder was four to one and in OCD, it was two to one. The level of correlation between these two disorders was statistically significant. There was not a significant level of correlation obtained for the presence of co- morbidity of Tourette's and OCD disorders in the immediate family members of the patients. Results: The level of comorbidity of OCD in children afflicted with Tourette's disorder is remarkable.

 
Keyword(s): TOURETTE'S DISORDER, OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER, ATTENTION-DEFICIT HYPERACTIVITY DISORDER, COMORBIDITY, CHILD AND ADOLESCENT
 
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