Case Report: DSM-5 misses an edge case in tic disorders nosology

F1000Res. 2020 Jun 3:9:505. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.23991.1. eCollection 2020.


A boy with multiple phonic tics, one lifetime motor tic, and no impairment or marked distress does not meet criteria for any DSM-5 tic disorder diagnosis. The next version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual should adjust the criteria for Tourette's Disorder and/or for "other specified tic disorder" and "unspecified tic disorder."

Keywords: DSM-5; Tourette syndrome; case report; nosology; tic disorders.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Tic Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Tics* / diagnosis
  • Tourette Syndrome* / diagnosis