Mary M Robertson

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Publications

  1. ncbi Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tics and Tourette's syndrome: the relationship and treatment implications. A commentary
    Mary M Robertson
    Dept of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, 2nd Floor, Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EY, UK
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 15:1-11. 2006
  2. doi The disaster was my fault!
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, London, UK
    Neurocase 13:446-51. 2007
  3. doi The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: the current status
    Mary May Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 97:166-75. 2012
  4. doi The prevalence and epidemiology of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Part 1: the epidemiological and prevalence studies
    Mary M Robertson
    University College, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 65:461-72. 2008
  5. doi The prevalence and epidemiology of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Part 2: tentative explanations for differing prevalence figures in GTS, including the possible effects of psychopathology, aetiology, cultural differences, and differing phenotypes
    Mary M Robertson
    University College, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 65:473-86. 2008
  6. ncbi The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: a principal component factor analytic study of a large pedigree
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, UK
    Psychiatr Genet 17:143-52. 2007
  7. doi Tourette's syndrome (TS): inhibitory performance in adults with uncomplicated TS
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychology 23:359-66. 2009
  8. doi Judgements of social inappropriateness in adults with Tourette's syndrome
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, University College London, and Department of Neurology, St George s Hospital and Medical School, London, UK
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 17:246-61. 2012
  9. ncbi Tourette's syndrome (TS): cognitive performance in adults with uncomplicated TS
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychology 20:58-65. 2006
  10. doi Prevalence and phenomenology of eye tics in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Davide Martino
    Neuroscience and Trauma Centre, Barts and The London School Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    J Neurol 259:2137-40. 2012

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Publications37

  1. ncbi Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tics and Tourette's syndrome: the relationship and treatment implications. A commentary
    Mary M Robertson
    Dept of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, 2nd Floor, Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EY, UK
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 15:1-11. 2006
    ..This commentary briefly discusses the comorbidity between TS and ADHD and offers treatment suggestions...
  2. doi The disaster was my fault!
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, London, UK
    Neurocase 13:446-51. 2007
    ..Prognostic and treatment implications are also presented, along with a review of the literature on the clinical and psychosocial impact of terrorist attacks and natural disasters on children suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders...
  3. doi The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: the current status
    Mary May Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 97:166-75. 2012
    ..Other treatments which may be needed for loud and severe phonic tics include botulinum toxin. In severe adult GTS patients who are refractory to medication and other therapies, deep brain stimulation looks promising...
  4. doi The prevalence and epidemiology of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Part 1: the epidemiological and prevalence studies
    Mary M Robertson
    University College, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 65:461-72. 2008
    ..GTS is found in all other cultures, although to possibly differing degrees. In all cultures where GTS has been reported, the phenomenology is similar, highlighting the biological underpinnings of the disorder...
  5. doi The prevalence and epidemiology of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Part 2: tentative explanations for differing prevalence figures in GTS, including the possible effects of psychopathology, aetiology, cultural differences, and differing phenotypes
    Mary M Robertson
    University College, London, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 65:473-86. 2008
    ..It is suggested that a new nomenclature be adopted for GTS in future, pending further genetic and phenomenological studies. To what extent the aetiology affects the phenotype and, thus, the prevalence is still unclear...
  6. ncbi The Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: a principal component factor analytic study of a large pedigree
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, UK
    Psychiatr Genet 17:143-52. 2007
    ..Factor analytic studies suggest that there are more than one Gilles de la Tourette syndrome phenotype and it is not a unitary condition...
  7. doi Tourette's syndrome (TS): inhibitory performance in adults with uncomplicated TS
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual, and Brain Sciences, University College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychology 23:359-66. 2009
    ..A range of different types of inhibitory tasks may be sensitive to TS-alone, and this may depend on both the type of inhibition and the strength of the inhibitory manipulation...
  8. doi Judgements of social inappropriateness in adults with Tourette's syndrome
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, University College London, and Department of Neurology, St George s Hospital and Medical School, London, UK
    Cogn Neuropsychiatry 17:246-61. 2012
    ..The current study was designed to examine the appropriateness of self-disclosures in TS using an emotional self-disclosure task...
  9. ncbi Tourette's syndrome (TS): cognitive performance in adults with uncomplicated TS
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychology 20:58-65. 2006
    ..The findings provide further evidence that uncomplicated TS is associated with only mild, circumscribed impairment. The nature of any impairment is discussed...
  10. doi Prevalence and phenomenology of eye tics in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Davide Martino
    Neuroscience and Trauma Centre, Barts and The London School Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
    J Neurol 259:2137-40. 2012
    ..Eye tic phenomenology was similar in patients with or without co-morbidity. Eye tics are therefore likely to be a core feature of GTS and should be routinely evaluated in order to strengthen the clinician's confidence in diagnosing GTS...
  11. ncbi Tourette's syndrome: performance on tests of behavioural inhibition, working memory and gambling
    Sarah Crawford
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 46:1327-36. 2005
    ..The present study was designed to examine this issue using carefully screened participants with TS and experimental measures thought to involve different areas of the frontal lobes...
  12. ncbi Diagnosing Tourette syndrome: is it a common disorder?
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, University College London, 2nd Floor Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1N 8AA, UK
    J Psychosom Res 55:3-6. 2003
    ..The evaluate the prevalence of Tourette syndrome (TS)...
  13. doi Fragile X syndrome associated with tic disorders
    Susanne A Schneider
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 23:1108-12. 2008
    ..We suggest considering fragile X syndrome in GTS complicated by co-morbidity with late onset of atypical tics, in particular when learning disability and dysmorphic features are present...
  14. doi Air swallowing as a tic
    Rimona S Weil
    Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 65:497-500. 2008
    ..The authors present a patient with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome who developed abdominal distension and bloating due to air swallowing. We suggest that this air swallowing may have been due to a tic...
  15. ncbi Depressive symptomatology in young people with Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome-- a comparison of self-report scales
    Mary M Robertson
    UCLMS Department of Mental Health Sciences, 2nd Floor, Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1W 7EY, United Kingdom
    J Affect Disord 91:265-8. 2006
    ..Few studies have examined depressive symptomatology in children and adolescents with Tourette Syndrome (TS) using standardised measures and none have compared different self-report scales in the context of TS...
  16. ncbi Social cognition in Tourette's syndrome: intact theory of mind and impaired inhibitory functioning
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 34:669-77. 2004
    ..The implications of the findings for our understanding of TS and of the relationship between social cognition and executive skills are discussed...
  17. ncbi A patient with both Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome and chromosome 22q11 deletion syndrome: clue to the genetics of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome?
    Mary M Robertson
    St Georges Hospital and Medical School, UK
    J Psychosom Res 61:365-8. 2006
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  18. ncbi Behavioral and affective disorders in Tourette syndrome
    Mary M Robertson
    Department of Mental Health Sciences, St Georges Hospital, London, United Kingdom
    Adv Neurol 99:39-60. 2006
  19. ncbi Antineuronal antibody status and phenotype analysis in Tourette's syndrome
    Davide Martino
    Department of Neuroinflammation, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 22:1424-9. 2007
    ..14; P = 0.002; 95% confidence interval 0.04-0.49). ANeA status does not differentiate a specific phenotype of GTS...
  20. ncbi Obsessive compulsive behaviour and depressive symptoms in young people with Tourette syndrome. A controlled study
    Mary M Robertson
    Royal Free and University College London Medical School, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, 2nd Floor, Wolfson Building, 48 Riding House Street, London W1N 8AA, UK
    Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 11:261-5. 2002
    ..The findings illustrate the potentially complex, challenging combination of difficulties encountered by children with TS and those who care for them...
  21. ncbi Adult-onset tic disorders
    Valsamma Eapen
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College, London Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 17:735-40. 2002
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  22. doi Predictors during childhood of future health-related quality of life in adults with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Eur J Paediatr Neurol 16:605-12. 2012
    ..The diagnosis of GTS is usually established in childhood but little is known about factors that predict the long-term well-being of patients, especially in the presence of co-morbid behavioural problems...
  23. ncbi Gilles de la Tourette syndrome: the complexities of phenotype and treatment
    Mary M Robertson
    University College London, London, UK
    Br J Hosp Med (Lond) 72:100-7. 2011
    ..Management includes reassurance, education, behavioural treatments and medications for tics and psychopathology...
  24. doi The future of research in Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Department of Neuropsychiatry, University of Birmingham and BSMHFT, Birmingham, UK
    Behav Neurol 27:139-42. 2013
    ..The present article discusses where research has taken us thus far and where it is heading in all the major facets of this fascinating condition...
  25. ncbi Real-life-type problem solving in Tourette syndrome
    Shelley Channon
    Department of Psychology, University College London, School of Medicine, London, UK
    Cogn Behav Neurol 16:3-15. 2003
    ..The main objective of the study was to examine social problem solving in real-life-type situations in Tourette syndrome (TS)...
  26. ncbi Grip force behavior in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Dennis A Nowak
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movements Disorders, Institute of Neurology, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Mov Disord 20:217-23. 2005
    ..We found no significant effect of medication on the performance of GTS patients, regardless of the task performed. These results are consistent with deficient sensory-motor processing in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome...
  27. ncbi A case series of patients with Tourette's syndrome in the United Kingdom treated with aripiprazole
    Lisa Davies
    St George s Hospital, Department of Neurology, Atkinson Morley Wing, Blackshaw Rd, London, SW17 0QT, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 21:447-53. 2006
    ..These cases illustrate that a new neuroleptic, aripiprazole, may be an effective treatment for the motor and vocal tics of Tourette Syndrome (TS), even in younger people...
  28. ncbi Executive function, memory, and learning in Tourette's syndrome
    Shelley Channon
    Subdepartment of Clinical Health Psychology, University College London, England
    Neuropsychology 17:247-54. 2003
    ..There was no evidence of impairment in implicit aspects of memory and learning for any of the TS groups. The findings are discussed in terms of the frontostriatal hypothesis of TS and the contribution of comorbid symptomatology...
  29. doi The successful use of ondansetron in a boy with both leukemia and Tourette syndrome
    Renata Rizzo
    Section of Child Neuropsychiatry, Department of Pediatrics University of Catania, Azienda Policlinico, Catania, Italy
    J Child Neurol 23:108-11. 2008
    ..This not only relieved the target symptoms, but also those of his Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Following a reduction of the ondansetron dosage, his Gilles de la Tourette syndrome symptoms reemerged...
  30. doi Principal components analysis of a large cohort with Tourette syndrome
    Mary M Robertson
    Psychiatric and Neurodevelopmental Genetics Unit, Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 185 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Br J Psychiatry 193:31-6. 2008
    ..Tourette syndrome is a heterogeneous familial disorder for which the genetic mechanisms are unknown. A better characterisation of the phenotype may help identify susceptibility genes...
  31. ncbi Psychological morbidity and caregiver burden in parents of children with Tourette's disorder and psychiatric comorbidity
    Claudia Cooper
    Camden and Islington Mental Health and Social Care Trust, UK
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:1370-5. 2003
    ..To investigate the mental health and caregiver burden in parents of children with Tourette's disorder (TD) compared with parents of children with asthma...
  32. ncbi Obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions in affected sibling pairs diagnosed with Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    James F Leckman
    Yale Child Study Center, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 116:60-8. 2003
    ..We conclude that familial factors contribute significantly to OC symptom dimension phenotypes in GTS families. This familial contribution could be genetic or environmental...
  33. doi Catatonic signs in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome
    Andrea E Cavanna
    Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, Institute of Neurology, London WC1N3BG, UK
    Cogn Behav Neurol 21:34-7. 2008
    ..Originally described in association with schizophrenia, catatonic signs have been reported in a wide range of neuropsychiatric conditions...
  34. ncbi Increased antistreptococcal antibody titers and anti-basal ganglia antibodies in patients with Tourette syndrome: controlled cross-sectional study
    Renata Rizzo
    Section of Child Neuropsychiatry, Department of Pediatrics, Catrania University, Via S Sofia 78, 95125 Catania, Italy
    J Child Neurol 21:747-53. 2006
    ..01). These results support the reported association between streptococcal infection and anti-basal ganglia antibodies and some patients with Tourette syndrome...
  35. ncbi Molecular and genomic studies of IMMP2L and mutation screening in autism and Tourette syndrome
    Erwin Petek
    Institute of Medical Biology and Human Genetics, Medical University of Graz, Harrachgasse 21 8, 8010, Graz, Austria
    Mol Genet Genomics 277:71-81. 2007
    ..Despite the fact that no deleterious mutations in IMMPL2 (other than the inverted duplication identified previously) were identified in either GTS or AD, this gene cannot be excluded as a possible rare cause of either disorder...
  36. doi Phenomenology of obsessive compulsive disorder in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy or tourette syndrome
    Marco Mula
    The Neuropsychiatry Research Group, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Neurology, Amedeo Avogadro University, C so Mazzini, 18, Novara 28100, Italy
    J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 20:223-6. 2008
    ..Content of obsessive-compulsive themes focuses on sexuality and impulsiveness in Tourette syndrome and existential thoughts in temporal lobe epilepsy...
  37. ncbi Disentangling the effects of Tourette syndrome and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder on cognitive and behavioral phenotypes
    Renata Rizzo
    Section of Child Neuropsychiatry, Department of Pediatrics, University of Catania, Italy
    Brain Dev 29:413-20. 2007
    ..Family histories were in accord with both TS and ADHD being genetic disorders, but sharing an overlap in only some cases. The "additive effect" hypothesis is discussed in detail in the light of our results and recent literature...