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When do your symptoms of tics become called tourette syndrome?
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Dr. Alfredo Soto
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In brief: Sounds
By definition, using the psychiatric book called the dsm iv, the diagnosis of tourette's disorder is given when a person has tics that make sounds, like throat clearing, making words or snorting.
It is very unusual to have actual words and even more unusual to say bad words. Most commonly, throat clearing and nose snorting noises occur. That is why it can be confused with allergies at times.

In brief: Sounds
By definition, using the psychiatric book called the dsm iv, the diagnosis of tourette's disorder is given when a person has tics that make sounds, like throat clearing, making words or snorting.
It is very unusual to have actual words and even more unusual to say bad words. Most commonly, throat clearing and nose snorting noises occur. That is why it can be confused with allergies at times.
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