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How would I know if I have tourette syndrome tic?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Severe worsening

Tic disorders are usually benign.
In rare cases they can accumulate, involve vocalizations, disrupt social settings and worsen over more than a year. They are then referred to as tourette syndrome. This is named after gilles de la tourette who was a character in a french novel with similar features. This is rare and hard to manage. Tic disorders can respond to distraction and calming.

In brief: Severe worsening

Tic disorders are usually benign.
In rare cases they can accumulate, involve vocalizations, disrupt social settings and worsen over more than a year. They are then referred to as tourette syndrome. This is named after gilles de la tourette who was a character in a french novel with similar features. This is rare and hard to manage. Tic disorders can respond to distraction and calming.
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