in the DSM-IV-TR, any one of a set of disorders marked by the occurrence, a multitude of times a day, of motor tics, vocal tics, or both which isn't because of a general medical condition or the impacts of a medication. The group is inclusive of Tourette's disorder, chronic motor or vocal tic disorder, temporary tic disorder, and TIC disorder not otherwise specified.

TIC DISORDER: "His tic disorder cannot be cured, but the symptoms can be treated."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TIC DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tic-disorder/ (accessed July 27, 2021).