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Should i be concerned about my sons strange head butting action? Tourettes? Ocd? I have a healthy, active 10 year old boy. He seems to develop these odd "tics". For example about 4 years ago he would sniff everything from his fingers, to a pencil, a ball,

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
13 doctors agree

In brief: Expert Assessment!

This is one question that you'd definitely want answered by an expert who could get a detailed developmental history of your son & who could assess him in person.
Gaining an understanding of what's behind these behaviors sounds very important, so you know best how to help. I'd recommend consulting w/ a neuro-developmental behavior specialist - like a child neuropsychologist or child psychiatrist.

In brief: Expert Assessment!

This is one question that you'd definitely want answered by an expert who could get a detailed developmental history of your son & who could assess him in person.
Gaining an understanding of what's behind these behaviors sounds very important, so you know best how to help. I'd recommend consulting w/ a neuro-developmental behavior specialist - like a child neuropsychologist or child psychiatrist.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Harold Peltan
Agree. Also, please be aware that medications intended to treat ADHD can cause or worsen tics.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Hello.

Hello. Recommend that he be evaluated for vocal and motor tics.
Additionally, some of these behaviors can be found in autism spectrum disorders. Recommend a pediatric neurological evaluation.

In brief: Hello.

Hello. Recommend that he be evaluated for vocal and motor tics.
Additionally, some of these behaviors can be found in autism spectrum disorders. Recommend a pediatric neurological evaluation.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
or evaluation by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician, child psychologist or child psychiatrist.
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