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Tourette syndrome with complex tics (repetitive somersaults)

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Tourette syndrome with complex tics (repetitive somersaults)

This 15-year-old boy was diagnosed at age 5 years with attention deficit disorder and, subsequently, obsessive-compulsive disorder. He developed complex motor tics characterized by falling to the ground and rolling at age 9 years, when complex finger and hand stereotypies were also noted. (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
  • Personality disorders
  • Phobias
  • Self-injurious behaviors
  • Sleep disorders