More Than One In Five Kids With Tourette Syndrome May Also Test Positive For Autism

HealthDay (6/22, Preidt) reports, “More than one in five children with Tourette syndrome also tests positive for autism,” investigators found in a study including “535 children and adults with Tourette’s.” It is unlikely, however, that “so many children actually have both disorders.” What appears more likely is that “Tourette’s symptoms often mimic or seem quite similar to those of autism, the researchers noted.” The findings were published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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— “When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, June 22, 2017.

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