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Tic Disorders

  • Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder - This disorder is characterized either by rapid, recurrent, uncontrollable movements or by vocal outbursts, but not both, that have been present nearly daily for more than a year without a period free of the problem longer than three months.

  • MEDLINEplus Medical Encyclopedia: Chronic motor tic disorder - Tics are repeated, uncontrollable bursts of activity or speech. Chronic motor tic disorder is characterized by rapid, recurrent, uncontrollable movements OR by vocal outbursts (but not both).

  • Tourette's Disorder - The cause of Tourette's Disorder is unknown. It occurs most often in boys, and may begin around age 7 or 8. But may not appear until the child is in his or her late teens or early twenties. It may run in families. The tics are worse during emotional stress and are absent during sleep. Psychnet-UK.

  • Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders - Tics are involuntary, rapid, repetitive and stereotyped movements of individual muscle groups. They are more easily recognized than precisely defined. Tic disorders are generally categorized according to age of onset, duration of symptoms, severity of symptoms and the presence of vocal and/or motor tics.

  • Transient Tic Disorder - A tic is a problem in which a part of the body moves repeatedly, quickly, suddenly and uncontrollably. Tics can occur in any body part, such as the face, shoulders, hands or legs. Psychnet-UK.

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