Adult-onset tic disorders

[No Value] Eapen, AJ Lees, JPWF Lakke, MR Trimble, MM Robertson*

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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. (C) 2002 Movement Disorder Society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)735-740
Number of pages6
JournalMovement Disorders
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul-2002

Keywords

  • tics
  • Tourette's syndrome
  • adult onset
  • LA-TOURETTE-SYNDROME
  • RECURRENCE
  • AGE

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