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What is the difference between tics and transient tics in children?

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 more

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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


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In psychosis, what is the difference between tic and mannerism?

In psychosis, what is the difference between tic and mannerism?

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

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What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

What is the difference between aspergers and autism in general?

They are both: On the spectrum of autism disorder. Aspergers in general is more high functioning. They are all very bright people.. Aspergers tend to excel academically and have social problems because they do not read emotional cues well at all. Autism usually has more severe developmental and language delays with diarrhea, constipation, self stemming, and eating issues. This is a broad and general description. ...Read more

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What is the difference between PDD and add as seen in preschoolers?

What is the difference between PDD and add as seen in preschoolers?

PDD is no longer a: Diagnosis in the dsm-v, having been replaced by autistic spectrum disorder. Adhd usually presents as hyperactive/impulsive type in preschoolers, since attention span at that age can typically be as short as 3-4 minutes. Each is a categorical diagnosis based on a defined pattern of (usually disruptive) behavior. 40-70% of children with ASD have adhd ; require multimodal treatment to address both. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Asperger disorder and autism? Do doctors know which part of the brain is affected?

What is the difference between Asperger disorder and autism?  Do doctors know which part of the brain is affected?

Degree of severity: Although there are technical differences for making the diagnosis, in practice, autism is seen as a spectrum disorder. The most severe are diagnosed with autism. Those with the mild symptoms asperger's, and those with symptoms somewhere in between sometimes diagnosed as pdd, nos. The mildest may not diagnosed with anything, but may be thought of as quirky, rigid, or clueless. ...Read more

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What is the difference between "pdd" and "add" in pre-schoolers?

Different disorders: Pdd refers to autism-like symptoms such as poor social skills, impaired language, and odd and unusual behaviors. Add refers to high impulsivity, high activity levels, and poor attention and focus. With toddlers, these symptoms can overlap and may require a specialist to sort out what is happening, but the treatments and course over time are quite different from each other. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

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

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Whats the diff. Between Tic/ twitching and Tourette syndrome? Are they the same type of disorder? Does TS cause brain damage ? Does tic?

Whats the diff. Between Tic/ twitching and Tourette syndrome? Are they the same type of disorder? Does TS cause brain damage ? Does tic?

Tics/Tourette's: Tourette's is an inherited neuropsyciatic disorder in childhood. It is characterized by multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic. Tourette's is is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders. There is an assoc.with ADHD and OCD. They are caused by the brain and do not cause brain damage in of themselves. What kind of "twitch are you concerned about"? ...Read more

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What is the difference between add and ADHD in boys?

What is the difference between add and ADHD in boys?

Very very close: Add - attention deficit disorder adhd - attention deficit hyperactivity disorder the hyperactivity part is due to the inattention and due to the poor focus. So mechanism is same for both, treatment is same. ...Read more

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What are the name for the syndrome between aspergers and adhd?

No: Those are two separate diagnosis. There really isn't a blend between the two, but a person can have both issues. ...Read more

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What is difference between persistent_vegetative_state and locked in syndrome?

What is difference between persistent_vegetative_state and locked in syndrome?

Awareness: Locked-in syndrome is caused by a specific injury to part of the brainstem. A patient is awake/aware but loses ability to move/ communicate due to paralysis of voluntary muscles. Vegetative state results from severe brain damage to parts of the brain allowing consciousness, sparing primitive functions like breathing. The longer it lasts, the less likely a recovery. Persistent if > 1 month. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ADHD and dementia?

What is the difference between ADHD and dementia?

Adult ADHD is an: inability to focus on a specific thought or task for very long and includes hyperactivity on the part of the person. Dementia is unrelated and refers to memory loss and confusion and is primarily seen in older people. Peace and good health. ...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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What is the difference between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's?

What is the difference between attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and asperger's?

Different disorders: Adhd refers to problems with attention, impulsivity, and/or hyperactivity. "executive" functions are not as well developed as they should be. Asperger's falls in the autism spectrum. Asperger's symptoms include poor social skills, odd communication style (sing-song like speech), difficulty with changes in routines, preoccupations, and heightened sensitivity to sights and sounds. ...Read more

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What is the difference between epilepsy and parkinson's?

What is the difference between epilepsy and parkinson's?

Parkinson's disease: Epilepsy is repetitive sudden change in behavior sometimes associated with convulsions, loss of consciousness, and confusion due to abnormal electrical discharge of the brain. Parkinson's disease is a movement disorder due to deficiency of a neurotransmitter in the brain called dopamine. Is characterized by tremors, rigidity, slowing of the movements, balance difficulties. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nystagmus and other eye jerkiness?

What is the difference between nystagmus and other eye jerkiness?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus is a neurological dysfunction of eye muscle movement. It is either congenital and requires no treatment or if acquired (not born with) there is an underlying problem that needs neurological evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an autism tantrum and a meltdown?

What is the difference between an autism tantrum and a meltdown?

None. "Meltdown" : is a euphemism for tantrum. BCBA's do a Functional Behavioral Assessment: Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence, then teach parents how to ignore tantrums & other maladaptive behaviors completely & consistently, track the "extinction burst" or ^ in severity & duration then extinction of the behaviors. Kids with ASD have high cortisol levels that rise & persist even higher when stressed. ...Read more

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What is the difference between adult add and the disorganized thinking involved in schizoaffective disorder?

What is the difference between adult add and the disorganized thinking involved in schizoaffective disorder?

Mood & psychosis: Although there are many, the biggest difference is that adults with add do not have severe mood fluctuations and psychotic symptoms that interfere with efficient and focused mental capacities, the latter of which being two hallmarks of schizoaffective disorder. ...Read more

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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 more

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In psychosis, what is the difference between tic and mannerism?

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

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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.

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

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What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

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

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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?

Tics and twitches: Tics tend to be repetitive while twitches tend to be isolated movements. A good reference is: http://www.webmd.com/brain/tic-disorders-and_twitches ...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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Can transient tics occur in adults? If so, do they ever go away?

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

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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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Can children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause an eye twitching tic?

Can children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cause an eye twitching tic?

It is possible: If the eye twitching happens soon after giving the medicine (and does not occur at other times), and the child is not taking other meds, it is probably the cause. I would avoid it in the future if possible. ...Read more

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I was just wondering if it is likely my children will have a motor tic as I have a undiagnosed tic ( I believe it's from stress and or sleep deprived)?

It is a possibility: Tic disorders can run in families and depending upon the particular diagnosis there can be an increased risk of the tic disorder in the family. ...Read more

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Can a mild knock to head cause a transient eye tic? (9 yr boy)

Can a mild knock to head cause a transient eye tic? (9 yr boy)

Answer is YES: Head trauma can be a cause of tics be they transient or otherwise. But Caution-you should not confuse tics with twitches AND other things aside from "mild knocks" to the head can cause "tics" especially if they really are twitches or even jerky muscle movements such as seizures and metabolic problems. Feel free to write me for more information: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What is the reason why children develop tics, does it have to do with trauma or neurological damage?

What is the reason why children develop tics, does it have to do with trauma or neurological damage?

Neither or both: Tics can occur developmentally around seven years old and dissipate by teenage. However, severe motor movement disorders can be caused by panda's, or inherited as a disease such as generalized anxiety disorder, ocd, or phobias. See the following link: http://www.Pedrheumonlinejournal.Org/april/reviewarti.Htm. ...Read more

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 friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?

 friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?

Depends ..: The hallmark trait for pandas is sudden acute & debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood lability accompanied by obsessive compulsive-like issues and/or tics in association with a streptococcal-a (gabhs) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms. Therefore, if this is an abrupt change in behavior, then pandas is possible. See http://pandasnetwork.Org to find a provider. ...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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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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How do I stop having tics?

Tics: Try to relax. Stress and anxiety could increase vocal and motor tics. Antidepressants can be helpful in alleviating tics. ...Read more

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What is a cause of my tics?

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

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How common are tics in add kids?

How common are tics in add kids?

Incidence of tics in: Children with adhd is 6-11% prior to meds. Medications can induce tics, but group studies show no increase in kids with adhd on meds.The old warning about stimulants still exists because pharmaceutical companies feel it's not cost-effective to re-do the studies. Peer-reviewed studies show that when children with adhd & tics are given stimulants , 1/3 get better, 1/3 get worse & 1/3 stay the same. ...Read more

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