Tourette Syndrome Case Study

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General Psychology

Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder are Associated with Lower Socio‐Economic Status: Findings from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children Cohort

The background evidence that I found about Tourette syndrome is that it is a chronic neuropsychiatric disorder. This disorder begins during childhood and can be characterized by a vocal or motor tics that persist for more than a year. These tics over time can vary in the frequencies over the years. The vocal or chronic tic disorder can be defined by the consistently of vocal and motor ties. Both can not consistency exist but share similarities in the clinical phenomenology and the Tourette syndrome. There are many different things physical
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There were not many studies that examined the correlations between the Tourette syndrome and that connects the socio-economic status known as SES. There are some studies that exist but they would be considered cross-sectional studies. These specific types of studies aries from specific clinics. They use single measures of a person's socioeconomic status. Throughout this study examiners will study relationships that occur in a longitude population based sample.
There was no clear hypotheses presented in the study, their purpose was finding whether a lower SES can be intertwined with a higher risk product of Tourette syndrome and the chronic tics syndrome. We will be able to determine the findings in an unfamiliar population of tic disorder. I was able to determine that the hypotheses of the study was considering a composite measure of the socio-economic status was a more accurate indicator of risk.
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In the conclusion they make reference to many different charts that are mentioned throughout this study. Taking a look at both the per and postnatal financial difficulties that were faced we common in the parents of children with these syndromes.Researchers were able to determine that it was much more consistent in the postnatal they were still very common within the two variables. Also they were able to conclude that parents of children with these syndromes are less likely to own a car and be home owners comparing to the parents of children with no disabilities. There was a connection made by the end of this study that shows there are some associations that occur between social class, house tenure, overcrowding and chronic tics/Tourette syndrome that seemed to all be consistent with chance.
Study Strengths
I was able to see that there were many strengths throughout this case study. The researchers ability to take a syndrome that often goes unnoticed and provide some understanding. The information presented and the breakdown of the findings and how they were able to make these conclusions were the strongest part of the case study. I feel that the researchers having a solid plan and able to discuss the purpose and process strengthens the credibility of the findings because the researchers seem to know what they are talking

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