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How is tourette's inherited?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Multifactorial
Although clearly a genetic disorder, the mode of inheritence for tourette's is complex, involving multiple defective genes, and perhaps even an interplay of genetic and environmental factors.
There is also clearly a genetic association between the triad of tourette's, ocd, and adhd, and i generally screen patients i diagnose with tourette's for concurrent adhd and/or ocd.

In brief: Multifactorial
Although clearly a genetic disorder, the mode of inheritence for tourette's is complex, involving multiple defective genes, and perhaps even an interplay of genetic and environmental factors.
There is also clearly a genetic association between the triad of tourette's, ocd, and adhd, and i generally screen patients i diagnose with tourette's for concurrent adhd and/or ocd.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Details uncertain
We know that tourette's disorder definitely runs in families, but the specific genes involved have yet to be identified.
In families with a strong inheritance pattern, males often develop tourette's while females are more at risk for ocd--but risk of both is increased for both sexes.

In brief: Details uncertain
We know that tourette's disorder definitely runs in families, but the specific genes involved have yet to be identified.
In families with a strong inheritance pattern, males often develop tourette's while females are more at risk for ocd--but risk of both is increased for both sexes.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Clinical Genetics
In brief: Mostly
it is not classically inherited.
Once thought to be an autosomal dominant disorder, now clearly more complex. A tendency to Tourette's is inherited, but more than one gene may be involved, and environmental factors may also come into play.

In brief: Mostly
it is not classically inherited.
Once thought to be an autosomal dominant disorder, now clearly more complex. A tendency to Tourette's is inherited, but more than one gene may be involved, and environmental factors may also come into play.
Dr. Richard Roberts
Dr. Richard Roberts
Thank
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