Chapter 3. Motor Processing in Tic Disorders

  1. Kieron O'Connor

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713518.ch3

Cognitive-Behavioral Management of Tic Disorders

Cognitive-Behavioral Management of Tic Disorders

How to Cite

O'Connor, K. (2005) Motor Processing in Tic Disorders, in Cognitive-Behavioral Management of Tic Disorders, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470713518.ch3

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



  • executive function;
  • apparent impairments operate;
  • central brain structure;
  • basal ganglia disorder;
  • behavioral process


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Motor Processing

  • Psychology of Action

  • Tics as Behavioral Acts

  • Human Ecology of Action

  • Motor Psychophysiology

  • Chronic Muscle Tension

  • The Role of Frustration in Tic Onset

  • Tic Onset and Muscle Use:The Frustration-Action/Tense-Release Cycle

  • Perfectionist Styles of Action

  • Heightened Sensorimotor Awareness

  • Dysregulation of Motor Activation Cycle and Sensory Feedback Mechanisms

  • A Cognitive-Behavioral/Motor-Psychophysiological Model of Tic Disorder

  • Clinical Implications

  • Conclusions