This Meet the Experts Interest Group session will address tics, stereotypies, psychogenic mimics, and similar-appearing movements. The presenters will share their clinical experience on use of key diagnostic features from home videos and in-person neurological evaluations in order to distinguish challenging cases. They will also share the latest research and neurobiological advances regarding the pathophysiology and treatment of these conditions.
- Use clinical skills to accurately distinguish tics and stereotypies from “mimics” including drug-induced and functional movement disorders.
- Discuss recent advances in understanding of neurobiology of tics, stereotypies, and functional movement disorders. Impact Statements
- More accurate diagnosis based on phenomenology without medical diagnostic testing.
- Implementation of treatment strategies starting with effective communication of diagnoses and treatment options to caregivers.
Organizer: Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
Tic Phenomenology and Pathophysiology
Russell Dale, MRCP, PhD; Children’s Hospital at Westmead, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
Stereotypy Phenomenology and Pathophysiology
Harvey S. Singer MD; Johns Hopkins Medicine, Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Mimics – Functional (Psychogenic), Drug-induced, and Otherwise
Donald L. Gilbert, MD, MS