Tourette Syndrome

Signs and Symptoms:tourette syndrome

  • Tics: sudden, brief sporadic movements or sounds repeatedly
  • Tics interrupt daily functioning abilities such as communication with others
  • Eye blinking
  • Head jerking
  • Shoulder shrugging
  • Eye darting
  • Nose twitching
  • Mouth movements
  • Touching or smelling objects
  • Repeating observed movements
  • Stepping in a certain pattern
  • Obscene gesturing or yelling
  • Bending or twisting
  • Hopping
  • Grunting
  • Coughing
  • Throat clearing
  • Barking
  • Repeating oneself
  • Repeating other people
  • Swearing
  • Symptoms worsen with stress, sickness, exhaustion, excitement, or anxiousness

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