Occurrence of Tics in Asperger's Syndrome and Autistic Disorder

@article{Ringman2000OccurrenceOT,
  title={Occurrence of Tics in Asperger's Syndrome and Autistic Disorder},
  author={John M. Ringman and Joseph Jankovic},
  journal={Journal of Child Neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={15},
  pages={394 - 400}
}
Asperger's syndrome is a condition in the autistic spectrum in which language development is normal. Patients with Asperger's syndrome frequently exhibit repetitive movements (stereotypies), and can have motor and phonic tics in addition to other behavioral abnormalities. We present 12 patients with autistic spectrum disorders who were referred to our Movement Disorders Clinic for evaluation of tics. Eight of the 12 had normal language development and therefore met criteria for Asperger's… 

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