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Could That Twitch Be Tourette’s? Making Sense of Motor Tics in Kids

Could That Twitch Be Tourette’s? Making Sense of Motor Tics in Kids

Source: ParentMap

Dr. Kyle Steinman, a pediatric neurologist at Seattle Children’s, says that parents frequently don’t recognize subtle tics. “When they think of Tourette syndrome, many people think of loud outbursts of curse words,” he notes, “but that’s a symptom in a minority. Most are much less intrusive. And it is certainly very common for parents not to notice them or [to] attribute them to something else, such as allergies.”

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