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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?
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Dr. Mark Reynolds answered
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Limbic vs motor: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that starts in childhood. It involves unusual repetitive movements or unwanted sounds that can't be controlled (tics). Ocd can complicate tourette's and vice versa. They may share an unknow common neuronal basis?
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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