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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?

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Dr. Sunnie Skiles
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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"?

In brief: 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"?
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Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tic disorders

Tourette syndrome is a type of tic disorder. No they don't cause brain damage.
Here is an article for more details: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/318baa42-bdb7-4391-9cbe-442258f54936/f2c270f1d22c3eae5c7eb8b29315fcc3 Take care,

In brief: Tic disorders

Tourette syndrome is a type of tic disorder. No they don't cause brain damage.
Here is an article for more details: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/318baa42-bdb7-4391-9cbe-442258f54936/f2c270f1d22c3eae5c7eb8b29315fcc3 Take care,
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