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Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

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.

Answered 6/4/2014



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