Tic Disorder

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Tic Disorder Nia D. Malcom Intro to Abnormal Psychology Atlanta Metropolitan State College As stated by Chestin M. Berlin, having a tic disorder involves a wide variety of many disorders including the most common, which is Tourette’s syndrome. Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder that involves having many vocal and motor tics. An individual is most likely to have it if the tics last consistently for more than a year. (Berlin, 3, 1995). Several people have either motor tics or only vocal tics. The first symptoms usually are unintentional movements of the face, arms, limbs or trunk. These tics are frequent, repetitive and rapid. The most common first symptom is a facial tic which can be an eye blink, a nose twitch, or …show more content…

They are Tourette syndrome, Persistent (Chronic) motor or vocal disorder, and Provisional Tic Disorder. For Tourette syndrome in order for anyone to be diagnosed with it, he or she must have: two or more motor tics (for example, blinking or shrugging the shoulders) and at least one vocal tic (for example, humming, clearing the throat, or yelling out a word or phrase), although they might not always happen at the same time, Tics that may have lasted for at least a year, when the tics can occur many times a day nearly every day, or off and on, tics that begin before he or she is 18 years of age, symptoms that are not due to taking medicine or other drugs or due to having another medical condition (for example, seizures, Huntington disease, or post viral …show more content…

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