transient tic disorder


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transient tic disorder

Simple tic Neurology A childhood disorder characterized by single or multiple motor tics–face, arms, legs, or other areas, often occurring 1+/day for 4 wks, which is either organic or psychogenic; TTD worsens with emotional stress and is absent while sleeping; tics may
be precipitated in predisposed children with ADHD when given methylphenidate–Ritalin. See ADD.
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TS is part of a spectrum of tic disorders, including transient tic disorder and chronic tic disorder (see Table 1).
Chronic tic disorder (motor or phonic tics, but not both) and possibly transient tic disorder (tics present for less than one year) appear to be milder forms of Tourette Syndrome.
-- Self-hypnosis and other techniques that help children develop mastery over their bodies have tremendous potential to put an end to many nervous habits and transient tic disorder, Dr.
Tic disorders (TD) constitute a wide spectrum ranging from transient tic disorders to chronic states accompanied by varying degrees of dysfunction (1, 2).

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