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Do dads pass on tourettes to sons?
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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Dads and Moms can: The causative gene has not been identified. Male:female ratio is 4:1; however, partial penetrance can occur in females. Therefore, a maternal family history of anxiety disorders, especially ocd, sometimes with adhd may be the only clues. Language-based learning disorders, habit disorders like nail-biting, skin-picking, hair-twirling, mood disorders & autistic disorder may co-occur.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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