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How does one differentiate between tourettes syndrome or a tic disorder?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Pattern: A simple tic disorder is often transient, lasting 6 mo or less or one that remains confined to a single pattern. Tourette is much more involved.It involves a vocal component , which could be as simple as throat clearing or a noise, and the motor component often changes over time and varies in intensity. Tourettes is a lengthy process lasting years.
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What are tics associated with tourettes syndrome?

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Dr. Jay Park
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Pediatrics 51 years experience
Combination of...: Motor tics(frequent involuntary movements such as shrugging of shoulder) and vocal tics such as clearing of throat.
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