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Tourette syndrome with blocking and phonic tics

Tourette syndrome with blocking and phonic tics

This young man with Tourette syndrome demonstrates a blocking tic during which he holds his breath. Then he has expiratory phonic tics. (Contributed by Dr. Joseph Jankovic.)

Associated Disorders

  • Antisocial behavior
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Catatonia
  • Depression
  • Impulse control disorder
  • Learning disabilities
  • Mania
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Oppositional defiant behavior
  • PANDAS
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Sleep disorders