Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis
Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:
Transient Tic Disorder
symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Transient 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 Transient Tic
Disorder symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently
medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Transient 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 307.21 Transient Tic Disorder
multiple motor and/or vocal tics (i.e., sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic,
stereotyped motor movements or vocalizations)
The tics occur many times a day, nearly every day for at
least 4 weeks,
but for no longer than 12
disturbance causes marked distress or significant impairment in
social, occupational, or
other important areas of functioning.
is before age 18 years.
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
Criteria have never been met for Tourette's Disorder or Chronic Motor
or Vocal Tic Disorder.
Also, See: Other Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in
Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Other Mental Health
Diagnostic Symptoms and Criteria
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