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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 223-225

Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder: Unique problems with pediatric comorbidity


Department of Psychiatry, Erna Hoch Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Anjana Rao Kavoor
Erna Hoch Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Central Institute of Psychiatry, Kanke, Ranchi, Jharkhand - 834 006
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0253-7176.155639

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Tourette syndrome and bipolar disorder are frequent comorbidities in pediatric age group. They provide a clinician with certain unique challenges. While on one hand the tics mask manifestation of affective symptomatology, the latter makes it difficult to elicit tics with certainty. Data suggest that they might share genetic and neurobiological basis and this is currently an area of extensive research. These clinical and biological overlaps provide grey areas in our understanding, which not only complicates the diagnosis, but also poses problems with management.


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