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Transient Tic  Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Transient Tic 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

A.      Single or multiple motor and/or vocal tics (i.e., sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movements or vocalizations)

B.   The tics occur many times a day, nearly every day for at least 4 weeks, but for no longer than 12 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 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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