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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Conservatively: Nervous habits are common. Many normal people clear the throat, rub the nose, toss the head, blink the eyes in a recurrent and nervous manner. Such ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
By severity: Tics are classified as developmental, simple, complex, mixed or debilitating. This is based on the clinical symptoms such as how many motor groups ar ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Dennis
26 years experience in Neurology
Tics: Try to relax. Stress and anxiety could increase vocal and motor tics. Antidepressants can be helpful in alleviating tics.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
Causes of tics: Tics are involuntary movement disorders caused by imbalance of brain chemicals. Excessively high Dopamine and glutamate have been found to be underly ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes and no: Motor movement disorders are usually inherited, but may also be acquired. Acquired tics are part of panda's, a neuroautoimmune disorder that causes i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience in Psychiatry
It depends.: It depends on the child, and on the medication. Some adhd medications are stimulants, and would tend to make tics worse in anyone. Other adhd medicati ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
45 years experience in Neurosurgery
Signs: Palilalia is a speech disorder when one repeats normal words or sentences and can occur as a manifestation of tourette's. Motor tics or abnormal movem ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Tics: Yes the drug can be the cause of tourette like tics.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gamal Boutros
38 years experience in Neurology
No: To diagnose tourette syndrome , you have to have vocal and motor tics for over a year with attention deficit hyperactivity or obsessive compulsive dis ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
ADHD: Please refer to my answer above for details.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maya Haasz
14 years experience in Pediatrics
Tourette's: Tourette's is a syndrome that may include facial tics, but also includes other motor and vocal tics. Facial tics, alone, do not constitute tourette's.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Tics in general become less frequent when children are out of school. Most children outgrow their tics.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Dystonia management: The primary management for dystonia is pharmacologic, using systemic medications. Drug classes most often used include dopamine depletors, anticholine ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Tick Bite: Treatment of the pathogens that the tick may pass to a person depends on other factors, such as the type of tick, length of time of attachment to the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Combination of...: Motor tics(frequent involuntary movements such as shrugging of shoulder) and vocal tics such as clearing of throat.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Tapia
12 years experience in Psychiatry
Alpha agonists maybe: The Risperidone is a strong medicine as maybe through cautious advancing of the dose a resolution in symptoms could be attained. The judicious use of ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
TBD : I'm not aware if hypnosis has been proven to be effective in the treatment of vocal tics from tourrette syndrome. In light of the fact that there is n ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Haley
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Absolutely: Especially the antipsychotics, they cause some movements/ tics called tardive dyskinesias...... Theoretically the antidepressants or the stimulants ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Passer
34 years experience in Child Psychiatry
No: Facial tics are not included in the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder. Facial tics can be caused by a few different things including medication ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Param Fagoora
52 years experience in Ophthalmology
Have the exam : It will be a good idea to have the exam preformed by an internist or neurologist to determine the cause of the facial ticks.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience in Psychiatry
Limbic vs motor: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). Tourette syn ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience in Neurology
Give it a try: Ritalin (methylphenidate) has less potent amphetamine adverse effects, and may well be better tolerated. Another potential approach is to check out t ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert C. Cuetter
57 years experience in Neurology
Tics are benign: Tics can be benign habitual mannerisms; and there are hereditary tics like in gilles e la tourette syndrome. In some people tics subside spontaneously ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Not tics!: Uncontrolled movements and jerking is a form of chorea. It can occur with drugs, neurologic disease, and other causes, which to some extent are age r ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
OCD MOTOR TICS: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive rituals to balance their obsessions. The cause is unknown. Motor tics are moto ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gene Kaplan
51 years experience in Pediatrics
Soap: Apply a soaped gauze and rub for a minute or two, counter-clockwise - it works most of the time.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: Yes, potentially. The term "tic" refers to a non voluntary movement disorder that can be repetitive. A patient with schizophrenia can potentially de ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes but...: Tourette syndrome is often associated with (comorbidity) obsessive compulsive disorder or adhd.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience in Pediatrics
MOTOR TICS RX: There are no specific rx. Anticholinergic rx causes weight gain. Clonidine will cause fatigue and hypotension.Opiods and benzodiaxepines addiction, wh ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olukayode Awosika
29 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes!: One of the established and common side effects of amantadine is compulsive behaviors but not ocd.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience in Psychiatry
When Severe Enough: I assume you are asking if a person suffering from OCD could be considered disabled. Ocd can present in different ways such as germ phobias, counting ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Weisman
35 years experience in Neurology
Yes they can be: Un equal input from the balance organs in the inner ears can produce nystagmus (eye movements) with occiopsia (what ones sees with these eye movement ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
35 years experience in Neurology
Yes: While additional controlled trials are needed, habit reversal (hr), is safe, effective and a viable option. Hr sessions include instruction on awarene ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Many: Changes of routine, as in the beginning of school after a vacation, often trigger tics. Although these situations can't always be avoided, you can pr ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Statistics unavailab: Palilalia can occur in both. Reports would implicate tourette's as most common, but it has been reported in autism and asperger's. Formal comparative ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Not preventable: Children with tourette syndrome often has a positive family history.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If you develop tics : When taking stimulants, the latest research shows you probably have an underlying tic disorder. It is not wise for anyone to self-medicate --even doct ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ana Adelstein
26 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Behavioral Rx: Two effective behavioral treatments: exposure & response prevention (systematic exposure to objects/situations make u uncomfortable & training to resi ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience in Pediatrics
See a psychologist: There are specialists who can help with tics and it ranges from behavioral techniques to medications. I would find psychogist/psychiatrist who special ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience in Breast Surgery
Yes: Fibrocystic breasts can run in families. It is the most common cause of breast pain. It is not related to the breast cancer gene (brca).
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