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Tourette syndrome with self-injurious behavior preceded by severe premonitory urge (compulsion)

Tourette syndrome with self-injurious behavior preceded by severe premonitory urge (compulsion)

This young woman with Tourette syndrome has self-injurious behavior preceded by a severe premonitory urge (compulsion). A "stress ball" helps by serving as a substitute target for what would otherwise be self-injurious activity. (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