vocal tic


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vocal tic

n.
An abrupt exclamation, utterance, or other vocalization, especially as produced by a person with Tourette syndrome.

vocal tic

Phonic tic Neurology An involuntary sound produced by moving air through the nose, mouth, or throat; VTs include throat-clearing sounds and sniffing to grunts to verbalizations of syllables and words, utterances of inappropriate, undesired statements or obscenities or coprolalia Types Simple–single sounds–eg, throat clearing, barking, sniffing; complex–verbalizations–expression of words–eg, coprolalia, echolalia, palilalia–repeating of person's own words; VTs frequently change and vary in severity over time; remissions and exacerbations are common. See Tourette syndrome. Cf Motor tic.
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YGTSRS: Motor and vocal tics are recorded in the last week with child and parent notification.
While the patient had no past history of motor or vocal tic , motor tics in the form of elevating the shoulder and blinking were noted in the father.
The patient described in this report had a history of multiple motor and vocal tics that waxed and waned for 6 years, starting at the age of 10.
* Diagnostic criteria for Tourette syndrome include 1) the presence of multiple motor and one or more vocal tics at some time during the illness, although not necessarily concurrently; 2) occurrence of tics many times a day, nearly every day, or intermittently throughout a period of more than 1 year, with no tic-free period of more than 3 consecutive months; 3) onset before age 18 years; and 4) symptoms not caused by direct physiologic effects of a substance or a general medical condition (1).
This vocal tic led unfairly, though perhaps understandably, to the other definition of the word, suggesting eccentricity and craziness.
Carr, Taylor, Wallander, and Reiss (1996) found no stimulus contingency for a vocal tic in an 11 year old male student, except that it worsened when he was spoken to in a disapproving manner, but improved when he was involved in academic study, suggesting a role of social activity.
Moreover, 21 children had at least one family member with a history of a motor or vocal tic.
Adam has a mild simple vocal tic. The vast majority of tics that develop in childhood will not last the requisite 1 year required to make the diagnosis of a persistent (chronic) motor or vocal tic, nor will they occur with both vocal and motor tics over 1 year required to make the diagnosis of Tourette's disorder.
Aim: In this study, it was aimed to evaluate the quality of life and self-esteem in children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome (TS) and other chronic motor or vocal tic disorders in comparison with the control group.
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder starting at childhood, and is characterized with multiple motor tics and at least one or more vocal tic (1).
In fact, the diagnosis of an individual can change over time, from a transient tic disorder, or chronic motor or vocal tic disorder, to TS.
The key to any impression is a little vocal tic, which you then exaggerate.