In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- Most facial tics or twitching are ‘idiopathic, ‘a term that means that no one knows what causes them.’
- Most children with tics can lead normal lives, and the tics themselves usually slow down in teenage years.
- The prolonged use of major tranquillizers can produce movement disorders, including tremors, tics, and smacking of the lips.
- Patients may be unaware of vocal tics, but family members may find the incessant noises grating.
- With great effort and concentration, people with Tourette syndrome can sometimes suppress their tics, or at least postpone them until they can be expressed in a more convenient time and place.
- Provide a quiet place for student when tics are severe.
- Most physicians have heard of the (occasionally obscene) speech tics that can occur with Tourette's syndrome, but many other tics are more common.
- In contrast, complex motor tics usually involve more muscle groups.
- Other children get stomach aches, headaches, heart palpitations or muscle tics.
- Dr Johnson was overweight and suffered from chronic bronchitis, gout and dropsy, as well as nervous tics and compulsive gesticulations.
- Studies show that it is more effective in reducing motor tics than reducing vocal tics.
- Why do some of these tics of the diaphragm last so long?
- This is exemplified by the case of a patient who had a facial tic and eczema around the mouth.
- David Arrow plays Hardy as an utterly convincing mass of tics and twitches; his portrayal suggests a man who can't get comfortable in his own skin.
- In many patients there appears to be a genetic predisposition to the illness because other family members also may have tics, he says.
- Right now a spasmodic tic in his leg at the wrong time could get him killed.
- He added that pain, particularly in the shoulders, arms and eyes, is associated with tics, either from the tics themselves or efforts to suppress them.
- Night terrors or persistent recurring bad dreams, physiological illnesses, or persistent tics may warrant professional intervention.
- Others discovered that after months or years of treatment they developed uncontrollable muscle twitches or tics that were often irreversible, even after stopping the drugs.
- The psychiatrist wants to try an anti-psychotic medicine used to treat tics.
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