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Causes Of A Facial Tic
Many: Facial tics can be developmental (occurring as normal development signs in 6-8 year olds), or part of a motor movement disorder (such as tourette's) . Sometimes tics can be an adverse effect from medications. Also, tics can be caused by a neuroautoimmune process called panda's. See: intramural.Nimh.Nih.Gov/pdn/web.Htm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 side-effects. I have had patients who had both bipolar disorder and tourette syndrome. Each is a different condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Claravis ,80mg/day, cause tics or tingling in face, lower lip? Happens infrequently & is the only side effect besides nausea. Should I worry?
Hello docs! can you tell me what could cause an 8 year old to have facial tics, nose flaring, etc. And skin peeling on hands?
Can a brain tumor cause only a nervous tic in my lower lip right side or it will affect all my right side of my face? I have nervous tic from a month
Concern for seizure: There may be other reasons for a facial tic or twitch than a brain tumor. You can be evaluated by your primary care doctor for electrolyte problems. Also too much caffeine intake needs to be considered. If you have a family history of a tic, that may be be a factor. A neurologist can take a look at your tic and help with the workup. A brain tumor can cause focal seizures but often a headache. ...Read more
Causes of tics: Tics are involuntary movement disorders caused by imbalance of brain chemicals. Excessively high Dopamine and glutamate have been found to be underlying causes. Emotional states can exacerbate tics, but are not the underlying cause. There are many medications that can help manage tics. Contact the tourette syndrome association for more information and referral to experts in the field. ...Read more
What is the cause of childhood tics? Is there anything I can do to help my child's tic go away faster?
Usually temporary: Transient tic disorder is not uncommon in children and often fades as they age. Medically treatment is usually not needed unless tics are extreme and socially uncomfortable. Try not to call attention to the tics. Sleep deprivation, stress, anxiety can aggravate them. Talk with your MD to make sure this is the case. Brain still going thru growth changes and as it matures many of these will fade. ...Read more
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--then de-stress. In resistant cases, consider obtaining cognitive behavioral therapy from a qualified psychologist, to teach you better coping mechanisms. ...Read more
If they are not a : recurrence of a chronic tic disorder or Tourette Syndrome that began before age 18, then she needs to be evaluated for a cause, first by her primary care doctor, then by a neurologist, if need be. Adult-onset tics can be from a neurological disorder, trauma or infection affecting facial nerves or "meth" or cocaine ingestion. Tics must be differentiated from muscle spasms or twitches, myoclonus. ...Read more
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