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Transient Tic Disorder

Alternate Names : Motor Twitches, Motor Tics, Vocal Tics

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

Transient tic disorders are characterized by single or many motor tics. Tics are brief, rapid, repetitive movements often resembling nervous mannerisms.

What is going on in the body?

Tics are typically simple twitches of muscle. There is a huge range in severity. Most mild, transient tic disorders are never brought to the attention of a healthcare provider.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

Transient tic disorders are more common in children. Tics are made worse by stress and usually go away during sleep.


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Transient Tic Disorder: Symptoms & Signs

Author: Tim Allen, MD
Reviewer: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Date Reviewed: 07/13/01

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