Tics and Tourette Syndrome /

Simple Tics

01 In Brief

Tics are involuntary twitches that involve voluntary muscle groups commonly consist of eye blinking, facial grimacing, mouth opening and shoulder shrugging. They may be motor or vocal and tend to be worse when a child is stressed and resolve with sleep. They occur in 10% of otherwise healthy children and more frequently in boys aged between five and 12 years. They tend to resolve within 12 months are not associated with intellectual disability or learning problems.

02 What Others Say

  • University of Saskatchewan: Canada

Tic disorders

  • WE MOVE World wide Education and Awareness fo Movenet disoaders

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  • NHS choices

Tics: helpful summary

  • California Pacific Medical Center

Tics and Tourette Syndrome

03 I Want To Know More

  • Kids growth.com from Boston 

Time Usually Takes care of Simple Tics

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Last updated: 27/01/2011