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Chronic Tic Disorder

 

Chronic Tic Disorder is a condition where the tic symptoms have been present for more than 1 year but do not meet the other criteria for Tourette Syndrome.

 

A diagnosis of TS requires both movements and sounds (motor tics and phonic tics.)

 

A diagnosis of TS requires that the symptoms be present before the person reached the age of 21.

 

Tics being present for more than 1 year but not meeting the other criteria for TS would likely be diagnosed as a Chronic Tic Disorder.

 

Examples of Chronic Tic Disorder would be:

 

- A person has a motor tic that has been present for more than 1 year, but does not have a phonic tic.

 

- A person has a phonic tic that has been present for more than 1 year but does not have a motor tic.

 

- A person has a motor tic and/or a phonic tic that has been present for more than 1 year but did not begin until the person was past the age of 21.

 

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