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How do i know if my son has tourette syndrome?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Motor Movements: First are involuntary motor movements. If there are complex symphonies of movements (arms, head & shoulders moving in stylized fashion) then mm is more serious. If complex movements are above & below waist, it is more severe. Finally if vocalizations are included in the tic complex, you've reached maximum complexity. If these tics disrupt behavior it's more worrisome. See competent expert for dx.

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How would I know if I have tourette syndrome tic?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Severe worsening: Tic disorders are usually benign. In rare cases they can accumulate, involve vocalizations, disrupt social settings and worsen over more than a year. They are then referred to as tourette syndrome. This is named after gilles de la tourette who was a character in a french novel with similar features. This is rare and hard to manage. Tic disorders can respond to distraction and calming.

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