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Autism spectrum | Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders

Examining autism spectrum and Tourette Syndrome

The PGENeS lab has recently published an article examining autism spectrum symptoms in individuals with Tourette Syndrome. The findings suggest that although there may be higher rates of autism in people with TS, much of the symptom overlap is probably due to obsessive compulsive symptoms and repetitive complex tics, which […]

About the Lab | ADHD | Anxiety | Compulsive Hoarding | News | OCD | Progress Report | Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders | Uncategorized

PGENeS has moved to Florida!

As of August 1, 2015, the Program for Genetics and Epidemiology of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (PGENeS) has moved to the University of Florida at Gainesville.  The research programs continue unabated.  If you are interested in participating in a study, please click on the Research link to see what we are doing, and then […]

News | Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders

NPR’s Radio Diaries features man with Tourette Syndrome

NPR’s popular program from the 1990’s that followed teenagers through their daily lives has recently been updated, and one of the most compelling program features Josh Cutler, a schoolteacher in New York with Tourette Syndrome.

 

Listen to his story here.

About the Lab | News | OCD | Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders

Lab members in the news:

PGENeS PI Carol Mathews was interviewed by Amy Standen of KQED as a part of a segment on nail biting and related pathological grooming behaviors.  Pathological grooming behaviors, which also include hair pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dermatotillomania) are related to both OCD and TS, and often run in families. Slightly different […]

OCD | Progress Report | Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders

Genome-wide association studies of TS and OCD published!

The first genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of Tourette Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were published this week in the advance online publications of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.  These studies, which were conducted in parallel, examined the genomes of  thousands of individuals with OCD or TS compared to controls.  Although no statistically […]