tic disorder


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tic disorder

n.
Any of several neurological disorders characterized by the presence of motor or vocal tics for at least one year and by onset before the age of 18, and that cannot be attributed to a specific physiological or medical condition. Tourette syndrome is an example of a tic disorder.
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The surgical inclusion criteria were as follows:[sup][6] (1) TS diagnosis according to Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4[sup]th Edition, Text Revision criteria and the DCI, (2) chronic and severe tic disorder with severe functional impairment, (3) the patient had not responded to adequate doses of three classes of drugs administered for at least 12 weeks each or could not tolerate medications because of side effects, and (4) the patient was over 18 years of age.
In the DSM-IV, tics lasting less than 1 year would have been given the diagnosis of transient tic disorder.
It is estimated that 1 in 100 people show signs of TS or tic disorder, with as many as 20,000 children in New Jersey alone.
Three patients had a diagnosis of Substance Abuse, Tic Disorder and PDD, 1 % each.
In this paper, four patients who were referred to our department with a prediagnosis of psychogenic cough, found to have tic disorder as a result of the assessments performed and improved with antipsychotic medication are presented.
For both conditions, the behavior must not be better accounted for by a compulsion, a tic disorder, part of autism, hair pulling (trichotillomania), or paroxysmal dyskinesias.
Purpose: This case is to describe the response to dietary and nutritional intervention of a pediatric patient diagnosed with Motor Tic Disorder.
Motor disorders include developmental coordination disorder, stereotypic movement disorder, Tourette's disorder, persistent (chronic) motor or vocal tic disorder, provisional tic disorder, other specified tic disorder, and unspecified tic disorder.
The ADHD meds do not cause tic disorders but may bring out or make a tic disorder more obvious.
Tic disorder is a problem in which a part of the body moves repeatedly, quickly, suddenly and uncontrollably.
The condition, which is sometimes known as multiple tic disorder or tic spectrum disorder is, in most cases, also linked to other behaviours, most often obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD).