Volume 11, Issue 2 (October 2013)                   IRJ 2013, 11(2): 12-15 | Back to browse issues page

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1- Pediatric Neurorehabilitation Research Center, Psychiatry Department, University of Social Welfare & Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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Objectives: Tourette syndrome is a disease with vocal and motor tics. This disorder is co-morbid with many psychiatric disorders, among which obsessive-compulsive disorder is the most common.

Methods: During a one-year period, 30 patients with Tourette disorder were studied at an adolescent psychiatry referral clinic. It was an analytical-descriptive study. Subjects were selected by convenience sampling. The control group was selected from students in Tehran schools similar to the first group in terms of age and gender. K-SADS questionnaire was used to examine the existence of obsessive-compulsive disorder in both groups. The results were analyzed with SPSS software. Results: The apparent co-morbidity of obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome was seen in this study, such that 53% of patients affected with it had obsessive-compulsive disorder. Statistics obtained was higher compared to earlier data. Although this co-morbidity was somewhat different in the two genders, it was not considered statistically significant (80% girls and 48% boys).

Discussion: More focus should be laid upon the co-morbidity between Tourette and OCD. It is recommended to study patients with Tourette syndromemore extensively in terms of co-morbidity with other psychiatric disorders, especially the obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Type of Study: Original Research Articles |
Received: 2013/06/19 | Accepted: 2013/08/25 | Published: 2013/10/1