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Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly. People who have tics cannot stop their body from doing these things. For example, a person with a motor tic might keep blinking over and over again. Or, a person with a vocal tic might make a grunting sound unwillingly.
Wiki Number: 54-Tic Disorders
Diagnosis: categorized by type (motor or phonic) and duration (sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic movements)
World Patients: 1% usually before puberty
Age Onset: 20% of children experience tics between ages 5 and12.
Symptoms: Tourette’s Syndrome is the most widely known and is chronic.
Causes: May be caused by medications or illicit drugs.
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- Effectiveness of 'Tackle Your Tics', a brief, intensive group-based exposure therapy programme for children with tic disorders: study protocol of a randomised controlled trialby Annet Heijerman-Holtgrefe on June 29, 2022
INTRODUCTION: This paper outlines the study protocol for the Dutch Tackle Your Tics study in youth with tic disorders. Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorders are prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders, placing considerable burden on youth and their families. Behavioural treatment is the first-line, evidence-based intervention for tic disorders, but tic reduction and availability remain relatively low. Patient associations stress the need for more accessible high-quality treatments, also...
- Investigating Acupoint Selection and Combinations of Acupuncture for Tic Disorders: An Association Rule Mining and Network Analysis Studyby Jieting Chen on June 27, 2022
CONCLUSION: Using data mining analysis of published studies, this study provides valuable information regarding the selection of the most effective acupoints and point combinations for clinical acupuncture practice for treating TDs.
- The Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms in Tic Disorders and the Psychometric Properties of Children's Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale: An Evidence-Based Survey in a Chinese Sampleby Junjuan Yan on June 27, 2022
CONCLUSION: More OCSs were identified in the TS group and the older adolescent group with TDs. The CY-BOCS showed good psychometric properties in children and adolescents with TD, especially in younger patients with TD. OCSs might be associated with age and functional impairment of TD.
- Identifying Factors Associated with the Recurrence of Tic Disordersby Yixin Zhang on June 24, 2022
Tic disorders are neurological disorders that are prone to fluctuation and recurrence. It is important to study the factors related to disease recurrence and to subsequently provide suggestions for clinical treatment. A retrospective study was conducted to assess patients with recurrent and non-recurring tic disorders diagnosed in the Pediatric Tic Disorder Clinic of the First Affiliated Hospital of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China, and to extract various factors-such as...