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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Overview)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such as sounds, repeating words.


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Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Why does ADHD medication cause tics in children?

Pharmacology: Tics are repetitive, involuntary, stylized, motor movements involving a single or complex group of muscles. Chemicals that are stimulatory in nature, such as caffeine or methylphenidate, may excite muscle fibers to contract more easily. Brain control of muscle firing may also be increased with these substances. Tics are worsened by stimulants, not caused by them. See my health guides on panda's. ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
159 doctors shared insights

Tics (Overview)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such as sounds, repeating words.


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Just because a person has severe facial tics, does that mean they have tourrettes as well?

Just because a person has severe facial tics, does that mean they have tourrettes as well?

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. ...Read more

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How do you treat tics?

How do you treat tics?

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 movements are often called tics. Most persons can suppress these habits during social settings. If they become severe and disruptive, strong tranquilizers may be necessary. Medications should be avoided if possible. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a tic bite?

What is the best way to treat a tic bite?

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 host, diseases in the community, and symptoms developed by the patient. Specific treatment is based on the identity of the pathogen transmitted. For example, oral antibiotics may be prescribed for some diseases. ...Read more

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My 9 year old has bipolar, ocd, and tourette's. Treated with .5 risperdone daily. His tics are uncontrollable. What meds/treatments would help?

My 9 year old has bipolar, ocd, and tourette's. Treated with .5 risperdone daily. His tics are uncontrollable. What meds/treatments would help?

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 Clonidine or Guanfacine may help with symptoms as well although these interventions are not as strong as risperidone. In very severe cases low doses of haloperidol are a possibility although in practice this is not used in this age range commonly. ...Read more

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Do you think some medications trigger certain permanent nervous tics?

Do you think some medications trigger certain permanent nervous tics?

Yes: Many older antipsychotic medications like thorazine, mellaril, stelazine, Haldol (haloperidol) for sure -- and some of the newer ones also. Some of the ssri antidepressants which enhance serotonin simultaneously suppress Dopamine in the involuntary motor system. This can result in "tics" in some people, as well as other kinds of movement disorders. Some go away when stopping the drug. Some are permanent. ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for facial tics?

How can I get treatment for facial tics?

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. ...Read more

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If Adderall gave me tremors, will ritalin (methylphenidate) do the same? Any suggestions on add treatments that don't cause tremors and tics? My psych tried straterra

If Adderall gave me tremors, will ritalin (methylphenidate) do the same? Any suggestions on add treatments that don't cause tremors and tics? My psych tried straterra

Ritalin (methylphenidate) may: Ritalin (methylphenidate) may also cause tremors, but if they occur, they should occur soon after starting and will stop when you discontinue the medication. alternatives include Provigil and Nuvigil, which usually do not cause tremors. ...Read more

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What is the best cure for tics?

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 for long time or permanently. It is necessary to reassure the person that this is benign condition. In severe cases haloperidol, Pimozide and even deep brain srimulation can help. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a tic?

Soap: Apply a soaped gauze and rub for a minute or two, counter-clockwise - it works most of the time. ...Read more

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What are the general triggers for tics in children to avoid?

What are the general triggers for tics in children to avoid?

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 prepare yourself that the tics may increase, and not get upset over it. Stimulants, such as caffeine, chocolate & otc decongestants may trigger tics. Illnesses may also, particularly if the child has panda's. Here's the nmih website on it http://intr. ...Read more

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How can I avoid phonic tics through self medications? I meant of less expenses in hospital check ups

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 doctors. There are non-stimulant medications with a lower incidence of unveiling tics that can help you. 50 adhd clinics in the philippines are listed on https://www.Whereismydoctor.Com/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder. I hope you can go to one. ...Read more

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I have an embarrassing occasional vocal tic that gets emphasised in direct proportion to my anxiety. How can I fix it without taking drugs?

Behavioral Rx: Two effective behavioral treatments: exposure & response prevention (systematic exposure to objects/situations make u uncomfortable & training to resist performing a behavior that reduces the discomfort); & habit reversal (trains u become aware of when u're about to have a specific tic & to then perform a competing action). For more info ... Erp: http://bit.Ly/zfjvxt hr: see http://bit.Ly/12ll9nn. ...Read more

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How to get help with facial tics?

How to get help with facial tics?

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 specializes in tics to help you. ...Read more

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My mum has fibrosis tic breast disease. Is it genetic? Docs have always said I have lumpy breasts and they are sometimes painful.

My mum has fibrosis tic  breast disease. Is it genetic? Docs have always said I have lumpy breasts and they are sometimes painful.

Common: Many women have "lumpy" breasts. Many women also have fibrocystic changes of the breast. Breast tenderness is very common. There are many reasons for the breast pain. Caffeine is the most common reason for breast pain. I recommend monthly self breast exams to make sure none of the breast tissue is changing. If you have any concerns about changes in your breasts, nipple discharge, or pain, i would recommend seeing your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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How do you treat tics?

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 movements are often called tics. Most persons can suppress these habits during social settings. If they become severe and disruptive, strong tranquilizers may be necessary. Medications should be avoided if possible. ...Read more

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How are tics classified?

How are tics classified?

Complex issue: Most benign are nervous habits. Twitching nose, clicking nails, sniffing, clearing throat, all can be benign habits. If these accumulate and disrupt normal function, they are no longer benign. Vocal tics are most problematic due to being disruptive to others. Major motor tics include jerks of head and neck and face. These may also involve arms and feet or even total body. ...Read more

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