Summary: Repeated, individually recognizable, intermittent movements or movement fragments that are almost always briefly suppresable and are usually associated with awareness of an urge to perform the movement. ...1,2

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Causes of Tics

Tics can happen randomly and they may be associated with something such as stress, anxiety, tiredness, excitement or happiness. They tend to get worse if they're talked about or focused on. They often start with an unpleasant sensation that ...3

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Causes List for Tics

Some possible causes of Tics or similar disorders may include:4

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Types of Tics

Tics are classified as either simple or complex. Simple motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements that involve a limited number of muscle groups. Some of the more common simple tics include eye blinking and other eye movements, facial grimacing ...5

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Diagnosis of Tics

When to see your GP: Tics aren't usually serious and they don't damage the brain. You don't always need to see your GP if they're mild and not causing problems. Sometimes they can disappear as quickly as they appear ...6

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Genetics of Tics

They often seem to run in families, and there's likely to be a genetic cause in many cases. ...Source: NHS Choices UK7 ...

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Treatments: Tics

Treatments for tics Treatment isn't always needed if a tic is mild and isn't causing any other problems. Self-help tips, such as avoiding stress or tiredness, are often very helpful for the majority of people. If a tic is ...8

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Names and Terminology

Synonyms: Tic disorder ...Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH)9 ...

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  1. [from HPO]
  2. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN116931/ 
  3. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Tics/ 
  4. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  5. Source: NINDS (NIH): ninds.nih.gov/ disorders/ tourette/ detail_tourette.htm
  6. Source: NHS Choices UK: nhs.uk/ conditions/ Tics/ 
  7. ibid.
  8. ibid.
  9. Source: GTR (NCBI/NIH): ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ gtr/ conditions/ CN116931/ 

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