Tics and Tourette syndrome (RCPsych Congress 2019)


Dr Raj Persaud talks to Professor Eileen Joyce prior to her talk entitled ‘All you need to know about Tourette syndrome’ at the 2019 RCPsych Congress. In this interview Professor Joyce defines the various forms of tics and Tourette syndrome, discusses the work being carried out in specialist clinics, and outlines some of the most effective treatments being used for both children and adults who present with these disorders.


Date published: 26 July 2019

Presenter: Dr Raj Persaud

Interviewee: Professor Eileen Joyce

Audio running time: 23 minutes

Credits: 0.5


Learning outcomes


By the end of this podcast, we hope you will have gained an understanding of:


  • some of the key terms and definitions in the area of tics and Tourette syndrome


  • the common misconceptions that are held about these disorders


  • the current evidence base for the treatment of tics and Tourette syndrome.



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