Misdiagnosis of Tourette Syndrome
|About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Tourette Syndrome or confirming a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Tourette Syndrome may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Tourette Syndrome. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.|
Alternative diagnoses list for Tourette Syndrome: For a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Tourette Syndrome:
- Drug abuse
- Substance-related disorder
- Stereotypic Movement disorder - rhythmic movements rather than actual tics.
- Pervasive Developmental disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive disorder
- Schizophrenia - may cause unusual vocal or behavioral tics.
Misdiagnosis cases for Tourette Syndrome:
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Last revision: June 23, 2003
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