Case of secondary tics associated with olanzapine in an adult

Eric W. Mills, Lindsay S. Shaffer, Fernando S. Goes, Akira Sawa, Frederick C. Nucifora

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Atypical antipsychotic medications, such as risperidone, aripiprazole, and olanzapine, have utility in treating motor tics, particularly in Tourette syndrome. In rare cases, atypical antipsychotic medications have been associated with adult-onset motor tics. Such adverse drug reactions have been documented in response to quetiapine, aripiprazole, and amisulpride. Here, we report, to our knowledge, the first case of adult-onset motor tics related to olanzapine administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number150
JournalFrontiers in Psychiatry
Issue numberAUG
StatePublished - Aug 15 2017


  • Atypical antipsychotic
  • Neuroleptic
  • Olanzapine
  • Schizophrenia
  • Tics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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