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November 2006

Advances in Neurology Volume 99: Tourette Syndrome

Arch Neurol. 2006;63(11):1658. doi:10.1001/archneur.63.11.1658

edited by John T. Walkup, MD, Jonathon W. Mink, MD, PhD, and Peter J. Hollenbeck, PhD, 400 pp, with illus, $169, ISBN 0781799708, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pa, 2006.

This is the fourth volume in the past 25 years of the Advances in Neurology series to be totally devoted to Tourette syndrome (TS). Interest in this condition has increased among neurologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and others because of advances in neurobiology, neuroimaging, genetics, and neurochemistry that provide support for an organic basis of this illness, which was initially considered as a rare curiosity and now has united neurological and psychiatric views. This paradigm shift has evolved because of an increasing appreciation that this condition, much more common than originally thought, with its cornucopia of tics and vocalizations as well as the frequent association of such comorbid features as attention-deficit disturbance and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder, offers an opportunity to shine a light on the mystery of how the brain works.