Tourette Syndrome and Other Tic Disorders Differential Diagnoses

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: William C Robertson, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP, FANA  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Other problems to be considered in patients with possible Tourette syndrome include the following:

  • Akathisia

  • Autism

  • Carbon monoxide

  • Dystonia

  • Encephalitis lethargic

  • Hyperekplexia and other startle syndromes

  • Mannerisms

  • Monoamine oxidase A deficiency

  • Motor Tic of Childhood

  • Myoclonus

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Paroxysmal dyskinesias

  • Rett syndrome

  • Stimulants

  • Stroke Transient

Differential Diagnoses