Should i be concerned about my sons strange head butting action? tourettes? ocd? i have a healthy, active 10 year old boy. he seems to develop these odd "tics". for example about 4 years ago he would sniff everything from his fingers, to a pencil, a ball,
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Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hello. : Hello. Recommend that he be evaluated for vocal and motor tics. Additionally, some of these behaviors can be found in autism spectrum disorders. Recommend a pediatric neurological evaluation.
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Clinical Psychology 28 years experience
Expert Assessment!: This is one question that you'd definitely want answered by an expert who could get a detailed developmental history of your son & who could assess him in person. Gaining an understanding of what's behind these behaviors sounds very important, so you know best how to help. I'd recommend consulting w/ a neuro-developmental behavior specialist - like a child neuropsychologist or child psychiatrist.
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Dec 21, 2019
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