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What are signs of ocd tourette's?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Separate those: Criteria for tourette syndrome are multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic for at least a year with no tic-free period of more than 2 months. Obsessions are recurrent thoughts that cause distress because they are seen as inappropriate or intrusive. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors done to neutralize the anxiety-provoking obsessions. Adhd completes the classic triad.
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Dr. Timothy Re
Dr. Timothy Re commented
Clinical Psychology 33 years experience
We used to think there was a closer relationship between ocd and tourettes. Seems similar in that there is a building of tension /anxiety followed by a muscular release. Maybe affecting a motoric area of brain
Mar 27, 2013
Last updated May 14, 2016

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