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Tourette Syndrome and Human Behavior

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By Comings David E.. . 792 pages. Hope Press; , Duarte, California: 1990.. $49.95.


Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(1):88. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-1-88_6
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A comprehensive, masterful text that among other offerings introduces readers naive in genetics to both the fundamentals of that field and the details of neuroscience relevant to understanding genetic and biochemical causes and influences on a wide range of behavioral syndromes and difficulties. Its main focus is on characterizing the Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and a wide array of other disorders of behavior: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disorders, obsessions, compulsions, ritualistic actions, "bad conduct," sexual exhibitionism, panic attacks, depressions, schizoid disorders, borderline personality, alcoholism, obesity, gambling, sleep disorders. Written for both health professionals and lay readers (those lacking

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