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Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic  Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHDChronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and medical professionals,  and others, only  properly trained mental health professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors etc.) can or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis. Many additional factors are considered in addition to the Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder symptoms and diagnostic criteria are for information purposes only and should never replace the judgment and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician. 


Diagnostic Criteria for 307.22 Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder

A. Single or multiple motor or vocal tics (i.e., sudden, rapid, recurrent,   nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movements or vocalizations), but not both, have been present at some time during the illness.

B. The tics occur many times a day nearly every day or intermittently throughout a period of more than 1 year, and during this period there was never a tic-free period of more than 3 consecutive months.

C. The disturbance causes marked distress or significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.

D. The onset is before age 18 years. 

E. The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., stimulants) or a general medical condition (e.g., Huntington's disease or postviral encephalitis). 

F. Criteria have never been met for Tourette’s Disorder.

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