Chapter 1. The Nature of Tic Disorders

  1. Kieron O'Connor

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713518.ch1

Cognitive-Behavioral Management of Tic Disorders

Cognitive-Behavioral Management of Tic Disorders

How to Cite

O'Connor, K. (2005) The Nature of Tic Disorders, in Cognitive-Behavioral Management of Tic Disorders, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713518.ch1

Author Information

  1. Fernand-Seguin Research Centre, Louis-H. Lafontaine Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, University of Montreal, Quebec

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470093795

Online ISBN: 9780470713518



  • nosology;
  • non-rhythmic series of movements;
  • muscle groups;
  • cognitive nature;
  • neurochemical origin


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Definition

  • Diagnosis

  • What Counts as a Tic?

  • Comorbidity and Covariation

  • Secondary Distress

  • Prevalence

  • Relationship of Tics With Other Disruptive Behaviors

  • Distinguishing Impulsions and Compulsions: Sensory Tics, Cognitive Tics and Obsessions

  • Emotional Associations

  • Self-Management Strategies

  • Coping Strategies Maintaining the Tic Cycle

  • Functional Analysis and Situational Variability

  • Conclusions