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Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Yes: Coprolalia is the excessive and uncontrollable use of foul language, including words related to feces (bowel waste). It is a typical symptoms in tourette's syndrome -- a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. People with tourette's curse out of uncontrollable compulsion, not anger or desire to insult.
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
Thank goodness it occurs in only 10-15% of people with Tourette's. I have seen one child with Tourette's who had copropraxia.
Oct 26, 2012

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