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tics related to
Tourette's disorder may seem worse in certain
situations or during times when he or she experiences strong emotions. Common
Your child's tics may decrease or be less severe when he or she:
Remember that tics related to Tourette's disorder also sometimes
increase or decrease for no obvious reason.
Your child may also be able to hold back, or suppress, tics for a
short time. Typically, a child does this when he or she:
After holding back tics, most children will soon have a short period
afterward when tics are noticeably worse.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - PediatricsSpecialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Karin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology
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