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TS is a primary, idiopathic, neurological disorder characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics of childhood onset, with duration greater than 1 year, and associated in the majority of cases with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD), and/or other psychiatric disorders. The mildest and most common tic disorder is transient tic disorder, found in about 24% of school children.
The majority of the chapter is a critical synopsis of case–control studies applying basic single- and paired-pulse TMS techniques to “resting” motor cortex. There is no way to predict whether an individual will have resolution of tics, addition of other tics, or persistence of tics; thus, the use of the term tic disorder – ‘diagnosis deferred’ is preferred for individuals with ongoing tics present for Classification Study Group are as follows: the presence of multiple motor and at least one vocal tic (not necessarily concurrently); a waxing and waning course with tics evolving in a progressive manner; the presence of tic symptoms for at least 1 year; the onset of symptoms before age 21; the absence of a precipitating illness (e.g., encephalitis, stroke, or degenerative disease) or medication; and the observation of tics by a knowledgeable individual.
In addition to tics, children with tic disorders often suffer from a variety of concomitant psychopathologies, including attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anger outbursts, learning difficulties, sleep abnormalities, and other behaviors.
Complex motor tics might include facial grimacing combined with a head twist and a shoulder shrug.
There was no significant association between aggression and age of onset, personal or family history of psychiatric illness, EEG or neurological abnormalities, medication, distribution of tics, hyperactivity, or difficulty in concentration or attention as a child.
This syndrome, however, represents only one entity in a spectrum of disorders that have tics as their cardinal feature, ranging from a mild transient form to Tourettism.
Simple motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements that involve a limited number of muscle groups.
Affected individuals often have behavioral characteristics that include features of obsessive‐compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD), or both. TS represents only one entity in a spectrum of tic disorders.
Complex motor tics: slower, longer, more purposeful movements such as sustained looks, facial gestures, biting, touching objects or self, gestures with hands, gyrating and bending, copropraxia (obscene gestures) (TS). A classification system endorsed by the months) or ‘chronic’ (present for more than 12 months).
These tics change over time in localization and presentation.
Patients with Tourette's may display coprolalia (obscene speech) and copropraxia (obscene gestures).