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Does everyone with motor tics have tourette's?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: NO

We have simple tics (habit spasms) sometimes complicated affecting more than one focus and sometimes accompanied by vocal sounds.
A fairly uncommon form usually inherited and occurring in childhood consisting of motor tics, vocal sounds and accompanied by involuntary utterances of obscenities is called tourette syndrome, the distinction is not always clear.

In brief: NO

We have simple tics (habit spasms) sometimes complicated affecting more than one focus and sometimes accompanied by vocal sounds.
A fairly uncommon form usually inherited and occurring in childhood consisting of motor tics, vocal sounds and accompanied by involuntary utterances of obscenities is called tourette syndrome, the distinction is not always clear.
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
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Dr. Mohammad Homsi
Simply Tourette syndrome is a combination of motor and vocal tics for one year duration.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology
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In brief: No

To diagnose tourette syndrome , you have to have vocal and motor tics for over a year with attention deficit hyperactivity or obsessive compulsive disorder.

In brief: No

To diagnose tourette syndrome , you have to have vocal and motor tics for over a year with attention deficit hyperactivity or obsessive compulsive disorder.
Dr. Gamal Boutros
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