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Do all people with ts have associated behaviors in addition to tics?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Most have ADHD & OCD

Comorbid conditions: adhd & odd may be severe "teaching the tiger") is a good book.
Language- based learning disabilities, habit disorders ( hair-pulling, nail biting, skin-picking), OCD also can be severe. Other anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, coprolalia & copropraxia (saying/doing "filthy"things. Sometimes asperger syndrome co-occurs. See tsa.Org.

In brief: Most have ADHD & OCD

Comorbid conditions: adhd & odd may be severe "teaching the tiger") is a good book.
Language- based learning disabilities, habit disorders ( hair-pulling, nail biting, skin-picking), OCD also can be severe. Other anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, coprolalia & copropraxia (saying/doing "filthy"things. Sometimes asperger syndrome co-occurs. See tsa.Org.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Vocal and motor tics

Those with tourette's syndrome make either uncontrolled sounds or motor movements.
See below for a full description: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001744/.

In brief: Vocal and motor tics

Those with tourette's syndrome make either uncontrolled sounds or motor movements.
See below for a full description: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001744/.
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Most ts patients have comorbidities (other disorders occurring with the condition) that may present as different behavioral or learning problems.
These include adhd, anxiety, learning and aggressive disorders. All these conditions need to be treated simultaneously to maximize outcomes in ts patients.

In brief: No

Most ts patients have comorbidities (other disorders occurring with the condition) that may present as different behavioral or learning problems.
These include adhd, anxiety, learning and aggressive disorders. All these conditions need to be treated simultaneously to maximize outcomes in ts patients.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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