Following his talk on atypical tic cases during our last, virtual meeting in October 2021, (Plenary session on functional, “Tourette-like” behaviours exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic), Dr Nagy prepares this clear and comprehensive presentation on functional tics; sudden increase, diagnostic difficulties, etiology, treatment & next steps.
What they are not:
Functional tics are not generated by the neurobiological underpinnings behind neurodevelopmental (ND) tics.
- They look the same
- There is no objective test (e.g. electrophysiology) for either type
- No diagnosis should be based on exclusion (e.g. Espay et al., 2018)
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