Distinguishing and Managing Acute-Onset Complex Tic-like Behaviors in Adolescence

Joseph F. McGuire, Shannon M. Bennett, Christine A. Conelea, Michael B. Himle, Seonaid Anderson, Emily J. Ricketts, Matthew R. Capriotti, Adam B. Lewin, Devin C. McNulty, Laurie Gayes Thompson, Flint M. Espil, Sarah E. Nadeau, Melanie McConnell, Douglas W. Woods, John T. Walkup, John Piacentini

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterpeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

Consistent with international reports, 1 this group of Tourette syndrome (TS) experts has noticed a recent increase in adolescents presenting with tic-like symptoms that show a markedly atypical onset and course. These sudden-onset motor movements and vocalizations are often associated with significant impairment and disability, resulting in emergency department visits and hospitalizations for some affected youths.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1445-1447
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume60
Issue number12
Early online dateAug 12 2021
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH; R61MH123754 to Christine Conelea and 5K23MH113884 to Emily Ricketts).

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH; R61MH123754 to Christine Conelea and 5K23MH113884 to Emily Ricketts).Disclosure: Dr. McGuire has received research support from the Tourette Association of America (TAA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Psychological Foundation (APF). He has served as a consultant to Bracket Global, Syneos Health, and Luminopia and has received royalties from Elsevier. Dr. Bennett has received support from TAA. Dr. Conelea has received research support from NIMH, research support from Posit Science via NIMH-funded SBIR grants, and speaker's honoraria from TAA. Dr. Himle has received research support from NIMH and TAA. He has received speaking honoraria and travel support from TAA. Dr. Ricketts has received research support from TAA and NIMH. Dr. Capriotti has received research support from TAA and AAN. He has received speaking honoraria and travel support from TAA for workshops on behavioral treatment of Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Lewin has received research support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ream Foundation; has served on the speaker's bureau for TAA and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF); has received travel support from TAA and the American Psychological Association; has received consulting fees from Bracket LLC and Mass General; has received book royalties from Springer; has received honoraria from Oxford Press, Elsevier, Springer, and the Children's Tumor Foundation; and has reported serving on the scientific and clinical advisory board for the IOCDF, the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation, and the board of directors for the Florida Diabetes Camp and the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Espil has received research support from TAA and AAN. Dr. Woods has received speaker's honoraria from TAA and royalties from Guilford Press and Oxford University Press. Dr. Walkup has received research support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He has reported being an unpaid advisor to the Anxiety Depression Association of America and the Trichotillomania Learning Center. He has reported being an unpaid Director on the Board of Directors of the Tourette Association of America. He has received royalties for books from Guilford Press and Oxford University Press and educational materials from Wolters Kluwer. He has served as a paid speaker for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Piacentini has received grant or research support from NIMH, PCORI, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and the TLC Foundation for BFRBs. He has received book royalties from Guilford Press and Oxford University Press. He has received speaking honoraria and travel support from TAA and IOCDF and consultant fees from Luminopia. Drs. Anderson, McNulty, Thompson, McConnell, and Ms. Nadeau have reported no biomedical financial interests or potential conflicts of interest.

Funding Information:
Disclosure: Dr. McGuire has received research support from the Tourette Association of America (TAA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Psychological Foundation (APF). He has served as a consultant to Bracket Global, Syneos Health, and Luminopia and has received royalties from Elsevier. Dr. Bennett has received support from TAA. Dr. Conelea has received research support from NIMH , research support from Posit Science via NIMH-funded SBIR grants, and speaker's honoraria from TAA. Dr. Himle has received research support from NIMH and TAA. He has received speaking honoraria and travel support from TAA. Dr. Ricketts has received research support from TAA and NIMH . Dr. Capriotti has received research support from TAA and AAN. He has received speaking honoraria and travel support from TAA for workshops on behavioral treatment of Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Lewin has received research support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ream Foundation; has served on the speaker’s bureau for TAA and the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF); has received travel support from TAA and the American Psychological Association; has received consulting fees from Bracket LLC and Mass General; has received book royalties from Springer; has received honoraria from Oxford Press, Elsevier, Springer, and the Children’s Tumor Foundation; and has reported serving on the scientific and clinical advisory board for the IOCDF, the American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation, and the board of directors for the Florida Diabetes Camp and the American Board of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Espil has received research support from TAA and AAN. Dr. Woods has received speaker's honoraria from TAA and royalties from Guilford Press and Oxford University Press. Dr. Walkup has received research support from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). He has reported being an unpaid advisor to the Anxiety Depression Association of America and the Trichotillomania Learning Center. He has reported being an unpaid Director on the Board of Directors of the Tourette Association of America. He has received royalties for books from Guilford Press and Oxford University Press and educational materials from Wolters Kluwer. He has served as a paid speaker for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Piacentini has received grant or research support from NIMH , PCORI , Pfizer Pharmaceuticals , and the TLC Foundation for BFRBs . He has received book royalties from Guilford Press and Oxford University Press. He has received speaking honoraria and travel support from TAA and IOCDF and consultant fees from Luminopia. Drs. Anderson, McNulty, Thompson, McConnell, and Ms. Nadeau have reported no biomedical financial interests or potential conflicts of interest.

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Distinguishing and Managing Acute-Onset Complex Tic-like Behaviors in Adolescence'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this