Sensory Phenomena in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tic Disorders: A Review of the Literature

  title={Sensory Phenomena in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tic Disorders: A Review of the Literature},
  author={Helena da Silva Prado and Maria C. Ros{\'a}rio and Jennifer Lee and Ana G. Hounie and Roseli Gedanki Shavitt and Eur{\'i}pedes Constantino Miguel},
  journal={CNS Spectrums},
  pages={425 - 432}
ABSTRACT Introduction: A variety of subjective experiences have been reported to be associated with the symptom expression of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette syndrome (TS). First described in TS patients, these subjective experiences have been defined in different ways. There is no consensus in the literature on how to best define subjective experiences. This lack of consensus may hinder the understanding of study results and prevents the possibility of including them in the… 
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