Behavior therapy for a 75-year-old woman with chronic motor tic disorder

Joseph McGuire, Eric A. Storch

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Chronic tic disorders are neuropsychiatric conditions characterized by the presence of motor or phonic tics that can cause distress and impairment. Although tic symptoms have been historically managed with psychotropic medications, behavior therapy presents an efficacious treatment option that is unaccompanied by concerns of medication management (e.g., side effects, drug-drug interactions and medication adherence). Previous case reports and randomized controlled trials have emphasized behavioral treatments in youth and adults, with minimal attention directed toward geriatric patient populations. We present the successful treatment of a 75-year-old woman with chronic motor tic disorder and describe how a manualized behavior therapy (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics) was tailored to address the chronic symptom presentation relevant to geriatric patients with tics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)477-481
Number of pages5
JournalNeuropsychiatry
Volume3
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Tic Disorders
Tics
Behavior Therapy
Geriatrics
Medication Adherence
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Drug Interactions
Therapeutics
Randomized Controlled Trials
Chronic Motor Tics
Population

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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Behavior therapy for a 75-year-old woman with chronic motor tic disorder. / McGuire, Joseph; Storch, Eric A.

In: Neuropsychiatry, Vol. 3, No. 5, 01.10.2013, p. 477-481.

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