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Tourette syndrome associated with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: satisfactory clinical response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and methylphenidate

Tourette Syndrome (TS), characterized by motor and vocal tics, is often associated with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These associated conditions frequently cause more impairment in patients than tics themselves. We report the case of TS with comorbid ADHD and OCD. Treatment with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor and methylphenidate, led to significantly improvement of ADHD symptoms, compulsive symptoms and tics.

Tourette syndrome; attention-deficit disorder with hyperactivity; serotonin uptake inhibitors; methylphenidate

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