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Transient Tic Disorder

 

Transient Tic Disorder is one where tics have been present for less than 1 year.

 

Tics may be motor or phonic.

 

Tics may be simple or complex.

 

The DSM definition of TS requires tics to be present for more than 1 year before a diagnosis of TS is given.

 

On this basis, a diagnosis of Transient Tic Disorder often becomes Tourette Syndrome.

 

Medical doctors have been known to diagnose TS when tics have been present for less than 1 year on the basis of the other evidence.

 

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