Theoretical and Clinical Aspects of the Tourette Syndrome (Chronic Multiple Tic)

  • R. Fog
  • H. Pakkenberg
Part of the Journal of Neural Transmission book series (NEURAL SUPPL, volume 16)


In three schizophrenic patients long-term neuroleptic treatment induced Tourette-like symptoms. There seems to be a partial overlap in the pathogenesis of Tourette Syndrome and tardive dyskinesia.

In five Tourette patients treatment with pimozide was very effective inducing only few side-effects. Long-term neuroleptic treatment may, however, aggravate the symptoms in the long run.

A eombination treatment with tetrabenazine and pimozide is suggested.


Schizophrenic Patient Tardive Dyskinesia Tourette Syndrome Rheumatic Fever Neuroleptic Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Fog
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Pakkenberg
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department E, Roskilde,Laboratory of NeurologySt.Hans HospitalDenmark
  2. 2.Hvidovre HospitalDenmark
  3. 3.Department E, Roskilde,Laboratory of NeurologySt.Hans Hospital, Hvidovre HospitalHvidovreDenmark

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