Robertson, MM; Channon, S; Baker, J; Flynn, D; (1993) The psychopathology of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. A controlled study. Br J Psychiatry , 162 114 - 117.
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The present study compares adults with Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome (GTS) with depressed adults and normal controls on questionnaires measuring obsessionality, depression, and anxiety. The GTS and depressed groups scored significantly higher than the normal controls on all measures. The GTS subjects had similar scores on measures of obsessionality to those of the depressed subjects, but significantly lower scores on measures of depression and anxiety. This suggests that obsessionality is a prominent feature of GTS, and that the psychopathological profile is different to that of patients with major depressive disorder.
|Title:||The psychopathology of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. A controlled study.|
|Keywords:||Adult, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorder, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette Syndrome|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Psychology and Language Sciences (Division of) > Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences|
UCL > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Mental Health Sciences Unit
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