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What are OCD and motor tics caused by?
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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: OCD MOTOR TICS
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive rituals to balance their obsessions.
The cause is unknown. Motor tics are motor neuron disorders that can be classified as upper or lower characterized by muscle weakness, fasciculations, emotional lability, etc. With progressive degeneration . The cause is also unknown.

In brief: OCD MOTOR TICS
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive rituals to balance their obsessions.
The cause is unknown. Motor tics are motor neuron disorders that can be classified as upper or lower characterized by muscle weakness, fasciculations, emotional lability, etc. With progressive degeneration . The cause is also unknown.
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Genetic influence
A third of children with tics have an obsessive-compulsive disorder(ocd).
A history of OCD in family members, especially in mother, is often elicited. Ocd has been associated with abnormal concentration of glutamate in basal ganglia and anterior cingulate, which are amenable to pharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy.

In brief: Genetic influence
A third of children with tics have an obsessive-compulsive disorder(ocd).
A history of OCD in family members, especially in mother, is often elicited. Ocd has been associated with abnormal concentration of glutamate in basal ganglia and anterior cingulate, which are amenable to pharmacologic treatment and psychotherapy.
Dr. Jay Park
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