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Dr. Robyn Filipink provides a brief overview of the diagnostic criteria for Tourette syndrome and to learn how to differentiate tics from hyperkinetic movements.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the new diagnostic criteria for Tourette Syndrome as described by the DSMV
  • Describe and learn to differentiate tics from other hyperkinetic movements
  • Recognize the most commonly associated symptom typically seen in children with Tourette Syndrome and how to plan for treatment in the context of tic management

Reading Resources:

  1. Tourette Syndrome Deep Brain Stimulation: A Review and Updated Recommendations: Schrock, LE; Minn, JW; Woods, DN. Movement Disorders, Dec. 201
  2. A Review and Update on Tourette Syndrome: Where is the Field Headed? Gunduz A., Okun MS. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2016
  3. Behavior therapy for tics in children: acute and long-term effects on psychiatric and psychosocial functioning. Woods DW et al. J Child Neurol 2011 Jul; 26(7) 858-65


Dr. Filipink has reported no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement: 

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour. 

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Release Date: 10/31/2016 | Last Modified On: 10/31/2016 | Expires: 10/31/2017

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