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Tic Disorders MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Tic Disorders
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TICS is available; TIC DOULOUREUX see TRIGEMINAL NEURALGIA is also available
Scope Note
Disorders characterized by recurrent TICS that may interfere with speech and other activities. Tics are sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movements or vocalizations which may be exacerbated by stress and are generally attenuated during absorbing activities. Tic disorders are distinguished from conditions which feature other types of abnormal movements that may accompany another another condition. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
Entry Version
Entry Term(s)
Childhood Tic Disorders
Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder
Motor Tic Disorders
Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder, Chronic
Post-Traumatic Tic Disorder
Tic Disorder, Chronic Motor or Vocal
Tic Disorder, Post-Traumatic
Tic Disorder, Transient
Tic Disorders, Childhood
Tic Disorders, Motor
Tic Disorders, Vocal
Transient Tic Disorder
Vocal Tic Disorders
Public MeSH Note
1998; see Tic 1966-1997
History Note
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Tic Disorders Preferred
Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder Narrower
Transient Tic Disorder Narrower
Post-Traumatic Tic Disorder Narrower
Tic Disorders, Vocal Narrower
Childhood Tic Disorders Narrower
Motor Tic Disorders Narrower
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