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What Is The Difference Between Tics And Transient Tics In Children
Duration: Tics come in many forms--vocal or motor, transient or chronic, simple or complex. Transient tics (vocal or motor) last only for a few days or weeks or occur only occasionally, usually under increased stress; they are quite common especially in boys 6-9 years old. They are benign, do not require treatment, and nearly always resolve spontaneously. A eye or cheek twich is a common example. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not in psychosis: Neither is typical for psychosis though of course may incidentally co-occur. A tic is a short tightening and release of a small group of muscles. If you force yourself not to, tension will grow increasingly uncomfortable, squeezing one's eyes tightly shut, then opening is a common tic. Mannerisms are more complex gestures. They are just habitual. Multiple persistent tics comprise tourettesyndrom. ...Read more
What are the difference between tics/tremors?Can u have both?What tests do I need to see why these started in July? They stop when I'm distracted.
Know the cause first: It is important to first know the cause of the tremors before determining how to treat them. There are many reasons for tremor including age, alcoholism, vitamin deficiency, anxiety, stress, caffeine, medications, Parkinson's, copper toxicity, etc. See a neurologist to be evaluated for tremor. Psychiatrists can help to evaluate tics. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tremor.html ...Read more
One of many!: Professionals use the term movement or motor disorders to identify a group of neurological disorders with a common denominator: they all have some kind of abnormal movements. Persistent or chronic tic disorder is only one of these movement disorders. Individuals with this disorder have one or several persistent tics for at least one year. Usually, this conditions starts before 18 years of age. ...Read more
What's the difference between a twitch & a tic? Like if I can feel a sensation before the movement occurs what is that considered? or if it's sudden?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: they can occur when you are an adult there are many causes so if they bother you or get worse you need to see a provider in order to rule out any serious problems. Often the tic will go away so monitor it and if it bothers you or increases in nature then see provider ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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