Explosive Outbursts in Tourette Syndrome

Facilitated by: Cathy L. Budman, MD for NJCTS and the NJ Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics

Explosive outbursts are common symptoms in both youth and adults with Tourette Syndrome (TS) and cause significant morbidity. This webinar will provide an updated overview for the participant.


  • Describe the clinical phenomenology of explosive outbursts in TS with clinical case presentation
  • Understand the relationship of explosive outbursts with psychiatric comorbidity and certain psychosocial factors
  • Describe evidence-based treatments for explosive outbursts in TS

Dr. Cathy L. Budman, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist, Director of the Long Island Center for Tourette and Associated Disorders, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Zucker School of Medicine, and an internationally recognized specialist in Tourette syndrome and associated disorders. She is a founding member of the New York State Consortium for Tourette, was Director of the Tourette Association of America (TAA) Center of Excellence at Northwell Health from 2014-2017 and served as Director of the Movement Disorders Program in Psychiatry at Northwell Health for over twenty-five years.