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What is Tics?

What is Tics?

  • Tics: Involuntary muscle twitches.
  • Tics: Disorders characterized by recurrent TICS that may interfere with speech and other activities. Tics are sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic, stereotyped motor movements or vocalizations which may be exacerbated by stress and are generally attenuated during absorbing activities. Tic disorders are distinguished from conditions which feature other types of abnormal movements that may accompany general medical conditions. (From DSM-IV, 1994)
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Tics: a local and habitual twitching especially in the face.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Tics: Introduction

Types of Tics:

Broader types of Tics:

What causes Tics?

Causes of Tics: see causes of Tics

What are the symptoms of Tics?

Symptoms of Tics: see symptoms of Tics

Can anyone else get Tics?

More information: see contagiousness of Tics
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tics

Tics: Testing

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tics.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tics: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tics.
Treatments for Tics: see treatments for Tics
Research for Tics: see research for Tics

Name and Aliases of Tics

Main name of condition: Tics

Other names or spellings for Tics:

Tics: Related Conditions

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