publication . Article . 2019

Tourette syndrome in children in Norway.

Bernhard Weidle; Svetlana Skurtveit; Pål Surén; Inger Johanne Bakken; Ted Reichborn-Kjennerud; Camilla Stoltenberg; Marte Handal; Liv Irene Nøstvik;
Open Access Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Country: Norway
Abstract
Background Tourette syndrome first appears in childhood and is characterised by chronic motor and vocal tics. In other countries, the mean prevalence is estimated at 0.77 % in children aged 6-15 years. Diagnostic practice and treatment have not been investigated in Norway. Material and method We used data retrieved from the Norwegian Patient Registry and the National Registry to calculate the percentage of children born during the period 2002-10 diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. The calculations were made for the country as a whole as well as by county. Drug therapy was investigated using data from the Norwegian Prescription Database. Results By the age of 12, a...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Pharmacotherapy, Norwegian, language.human_language, language, Antipsychotic, medicine.medical_treatment, Hyperkinetic disorder, medicine.disease, Tics, business.industry, business, Tourette syndrome, Autism spectrum disorder
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