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The Quality of Life of young people affected by Tourette Syndrome.

Cutler, D.; (2007) The Quality of Life of young people affected by Tourette Syndrome. Doctoral thesis , University of London. Green open access

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Abstract

This review considers how young people's Quality of Life (QoL) is affected by the symptoms of Tourette Syndrome (TS). The construct of QoL aims to capture how satisfied a person is with their level of functioning in life, rather than assuming that those with mild symptoms have a higher QoL than those with severe symptoms. This may be particularly relevant in TS, where a strong relationship between symptom severity and well-being has not been established. The research into QoL in TS is limited, but there is a wide body of evidence that suggests TS can impair functioning across many domains. This research reminds us that individuals with TS are coping with more than just tics. Rage attacks, attention and learning difficulties, obsessions and compulsions are also experienced by individuals with TS and can have an equally significant impact on their life.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Title: The Quality of Life of young people affected by Tourette Syndrome.
Identifier: PQ ETD:591927
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: Thesis digitised by ProQuest. Sensitive information has been removed from the ethesis
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Clinical, Edu and Hlth Psychology
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1444618
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