Citation Hickey T & Wilson JTL (2000) Tourette Syndrome: Symptom severity, anxiety, depression, stress, social support and ways of coping. Irish Journal of Psychology, 21 (1-2), pp. 78-87. https://doi.org/10.1080/03033910.2000.10558241
Abstract Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder of childhood onset characterised by vocal and motor tics and associated psychopathologies. The current study was undertaken to explore the associations between tic symptomatology, related clinical variables and ways of coping within a cohort of TS subjects. Twenty-six adolescent and adult TS participants were rated through self-measure on measures of tic symptomatology, depression, anxiety, perceived stress, social support and ways of coping. Findings suggest that coping is relatively independent of TS symptom severity, anxiety is positively related to accepting responsibility and confrontive coping and negatively to planful problem solving. Similarly, depression was found to be positively related to confrontive coping and negatively to planful problem-solving. These findings bear potential implications for clinical work.
Journal Irish Journal of Psychology: Volume 21, Issue 1-2