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Mov Disord. 2002 Jul;17(4):735-40.

Adult-onset tic disorders.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College, London Medical School, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

We report on 8 patients with adult-onset motor tics and vocalisations. Three had compulsive tendencies in childhood and 3 had a family history of tics or obsessive-compulsive behaviour. In comparison with DSM-classified, younger-onset Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, adult-onset tic disorders are more often associated with severe symptoms, greater social morbidity, a potential trigger event, increased sensitivity, and poorer response to neuroleptic medication.

PMID:
12210863
DOI:
10.1002/mds.10180
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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