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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aron Tendler
19 years experience Psychiatry
Tics: It sounds like you have an involuntary stereotypical movement disorder that is associated with anxiety. It is probably a tic. There are medications an ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
All or nothing: Could be all of those things or nothing other than habit. Could also be hearing impairment. Please see your child's Pediatrician. And when your chi ... Read More
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
Mgt: I would suggest reviewing his growth, head circumference, development and findings in detail with your PCP. An inbox consult may also be helpful.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Essential tremor?: You may have a benign essential tremor, which can intensify with anxiety. To determine the cause, you could consult a neurologist first -- and then p ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nabil Moufarrej
44 years experience Sleep Medicine
Tourette or dystonia: Tourette syndrome may cause this as does some types of cervical dystonia and torticolis.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Council: Likely this is just a bad habit. Try to focus on not talking to yourself. Important to maintain conversation with other people and when you do conce ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
37 years experience Pediatrics
See Your Doctor Now: Children this age sometimes exhibit self-stimulatory behavior eg. repetitious movements & even head-banging. However stereotypical movements of bo ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
36 years experience Neurology
Dyskinesias: Involuntary movements are broken down into those caused by a tremor, tics, myoclonus, dystonias, chorea, athetosis, and hemiballismus. Those hyperkin ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No: Child in distress (teething hurts) may move head to try to relieve pain, but this is voluntary. If you can take video of our child making these movem ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frances Dyro
54 years experience Neurology
I'm : I'm sorry but this question is difficult to answer over the internet. What you need to do is to see a neurologist interested in movement disorder who ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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Probably OK: Many people experience various reactions to the environment that can't be explained precisely. This calls for avoiding or minimizing exposure to them ... Read More
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