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Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Thank goodness it occurs in only 10-15% of people with Tourette's. I have seen one child with Tourette's who had copropraxia.