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The most prominent feature of these specific mental disorders is a tic:
A. Single or multiple motor and/or vocal tics (i.e., sudden, rapid, recurrent, non rhythmic, 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.
Single Episode or Recurrent
Based on the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition APA
Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder | Tourette's Disorder
The online Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders lists most of the major psychological disorders and illnesses and lists the criteria that must be fulfilled in order for a diagnosis to be made. This resource is not a substitute for proper professional psychiatric diagnosis.
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