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What is the best fix for my severe motor tics when i've tried almost everything?

What is the best fix for my severe motor tics when i've tried almost everything?

See neurologist: There are a few drug treatment options including haloperidol and pimozide. ...Read more

Dr. Jane Steiner
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Motor Tics (Definition)

nonvoluntary body movements (blinking, twitching) made repeatedly, rapidly, and suddenly. A person experiences it as irresistible but can suppress the movement briefly. Non-motor/vocal tics are sounds (sniff, grunt, bark, words). Tourette's Disorder is a combination of motor and vocal tics. Tics occur in 7% of children at any time, migrate, and come and go. 85% resolve ...Read more


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How can I treat motor tics?

How can I treat motor tics?

Depends: Drug treatment should not be used unless tics disturb one's life. It should be noted that tics are not a sign of progressive neurologic or mental illness. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Motor tics?

What is the definition or description of: Motor tics?

Motor Tics are: nonvoluntary body movements (blinking, twitching) made repeatedly, rapidly, and suddenly. A person experiences it as irresistible but can suppress the movement briefly. Non-motor/vocal tics are sounds (sniff, grunt, bark, words). Tourette's Disorder is a combination of motor and vocal tics. Tics occur in 7% of children at any time, migrate, and come and go. 85% resolve by adulthood. Some persist. ...Read more

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What are OCD and motor tics caused by?

What are OCD and motor tics caused by?

OCD MOTOR TICS: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive rituals to balance their obsessions. The cause is unknown. Motor tics are motor neuron disorders that can be classified as upper or lower characterized by muscle weakness, fasciculations, emotional lability, etc. With progressive degeneration . The cause is also unknown. ...Read more

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Does having motor tics as a child have something to do with poor motor development as a toddler?

Does having motor tics as a child have something to do with poor motor development as a toddler?

No: Most tic disorders are independent of other neurological problems. Tic intensity usually peaks by age 10 years and then seems to subside. There are occasional associations with underlying neurological diseases. ...Read more

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Are motor tics hereditary?

Are motor tics hereditary?

Yes and no: Motor movement disorders are usually inherited, but may also be acquired. Acquired tics are part of panda's, a neuroautoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the brain's thalamus. This is caused by an auto-antibody triggered by streptococcus bacteria in certain people. The susceptibility to have an autoimmune reaction is likely inherited as well. http://www.pedrheumonlinejournal.org/apri. ...Read more

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How do I stop these annoying motor tics?

How do I stop these annoying motor tics?

Find the cause: Determine the underlying cause...Also consider chinese medicine / acupuncture as that helps balance people and can lead to improvement in you symptoms. ...Read more

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How and when can motor tics occur and recur?

No telling: It can occur and recur anytime without warning and may not even be noticed by the person doing them such as nose wrinkling, facial grimaces, eye blinking, head jerking, neck stretching , foot stamping... Symptoms may subside for weeks or months at a time and later recur ...Read more

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What is an effective way to stop somewhat severe motor tics?

What is an effective way to stop somewhat severe motor tics?

Tics: Tics can be minor or major. The latter is generally if they interfere with daily activity or living. Medications can be helpful, but generally a specialist should evaluate to see if they are part of a larger diagnosis or independent. This answer will drive therapy. A primary physician can do the initial evaluation and make a necessary referral prior to medication or behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Does everyone with motor tics have tourette's?

NO: We have simple tics (habit spasms) sometimes complicated affecting more than one focus and sometimes accompanied by vocal sounds. A fairly uncommon form usually inherited and occurring in childhood consisting of motor tics, vocal sounds and accompanied by involuntary utterances of obscenities is called tourette syndrome, the distinction is not always clear. ...Read more

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What are side effects for chronic motor tics drug treamtments?

What are side effects for chronic motor tics drug treamtments?

Depends greatly: the side effects of any drug treatment depends greatly on which drug is being used as well as who is taking it. Side effects vary from person to person. Additionally, you may have the option of several different classes of medications for chronic motor tic treatment, each with their own side effect profile. You can search each drug individually for their listed side effect profile. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?

Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetitive. But these patients may also have temperament problems that are not tic related. Best to discuss temperament and vocal tics with your doctor. ...Read more

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Child with multiple motor tics now whisper repeats himself 50-100 time a day. People have said this is a vocal tic. Could he have tourette's?

Child with multiple motor tics now whisper repeats himself 50-100 time a day. People have said this is a vocal tic. Could he have tourette's?

Possible- good ?: Tourette's syndrome requires the triad of a tic disorder with attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These features need to be present for at least six months. I hope this information helps. You should take him to see a neurologist. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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Are motor tics associated with sexual abuse as a child?

Are motor tics associated with sexual abuse as a child?

No: Motor tics are, generally speaking, a biological condition, responsive to behavioral techniques, and medication. ...Read more

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Is palilalia and multiple motor tics equivalent to tourette syndrome?

Signs: Palilalia is a speech disorder when one repeats normal words or sentences and can occur as a manifestation of tourette's. Motor tics or abnormal movements are also common symptoms of tourette's. Theses signs can be symptoms but are not equivalent with the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old son has motor tics he performs several times a day. This has been going on for about two years. Is this a sign of mild tourettes?

Maybe: It's possible, but it needs to be evaluated by a medical professional. Motor tics can be an isolated disorder or can be a sign of another condition (such as seizues). A neurologist would be better able to answer your questions. ...Read more

Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more