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Child with multiple motor tics now whisper repeats himself 50-100 time a day. people have said this is a vocal tic. could he have tourette's?

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Dr. Donald McCarren
Neurology 36 years experience
Possible- good ?: Tourette's syndrome requires the triad of a tic disorder with attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These features need to be present for at least six months. I hope this information helps. You should take him to see a neurologist. Good luck and well wishes.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Tourette syndrome: Tourette syndrome is tic disorder with multiple motor tics changing in form and frequendcy over time. About 15% of cases will have verbal tics. You should consult your doctor or a neurologist for treatment recommendations.
Dr. Edward Kuhnley
Child Psychiatry 45 years experience
A Tic is a sudden: Rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization. In tourette’s disorder both motor tics and vocal tics must be present, though not necessarily at the same time. The tics may come and go but must onset before are 18 and persist for more than a year, this condition often co-occurs with adhd and obsessive compulsive disorder. Seek evaluation by neurologist or psychiatrist. Best wishes.

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