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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Tics : Tics most commonly refer to sudden and short lived involuntary movements, which can be voluntarily temporary suppressed. The two major types of tics ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
What is a tic: A tic is an involuntary motor movement. They usually start as a single tic but other patterns are multiple tics starting at the same time and tics th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Developement: Transient tics occur in 5-7 yr olds as blinking or shoulder hitching, or similar movements. They disappear rapidly. Tics are part of a class of disord ... Read More
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Dr. Glen Elliott
42 years experience Child Psychiatry
Duration: Tics come in many forms--vocal or motor, transient or chronic, simple or complex. Transient tics (vocal or motor) last only for a few days or weeks o ... Read More
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Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Involuntary movement: Tics are involuntary motor movements. They may present as transient tics, or what some call habit spasms. These begin in childhood and may last days ... Read More
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
Control the pain: Medications like Phenytoin or Carbamazepine and baclofen. If drugs fail nerve blocks or surgical procedure to reduce sensitivity of the nerve are an o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
38 years experience Psychiatry
Not in psychosis: Neither is typical for psychosis though of course may incidentally co-occur. A tic is a short tightening and release of a small group of muscles. If y ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience 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 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Dennis
26 years experience 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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience 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
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Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Common: Many of the medications used to treat adhd actually list "tics" as one of the side effects. Tics could also be another symptom of what is causing the ... Read More
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Dr. Edward Smith
53 years experience Neurosurgery
De-stress: If you don't have tourette's disease or some like condition, and no other situation is responsible, including both prescribed or "recreational" drugs- ... Read More

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