Therapeutic Developments for Tics and Myoclonus.

  title={Therapeutic Developments for Tics and Myoclonus.},
  author={Joseph Jankovic},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  volume={30 11},
Tics and myoclonus are phenomenologically similar given that both are jerk-like movements, but, in contrast to myoclonus, tics are often preceded by premonitory sensations and are typically associated with a variety of behavioral comorbidities, including attention deficit and obsessive-compulsive disorder. There are many other clinical features that help differentiate these two hyperkinetic disorders. Whereas behavioral and antidopaminergic therapies are most effective in the management of tics… CONTINUE READING
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