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Home > Be Healthy > Health Library > Tourette's Disorder: Tic Triggers
Your child's tics related to Tourette's disorder may seem worse in certain situations or during times when he or she experiences strong emotions. Common triggers include:
Your child's tics may decrease or be less severe when he or she:
Remember that tics related to Tourette's disorder also sometimes increase or decrease for no obvious reason.
Your child may also be able to hold back, or suppress, tics for a short time. Typically, a child does this when he or she:
After holding back tics, most children will soon have a short period afterward when tics are noticeably worse.
Current as of: May 28, 2019
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - PediatricsKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineLouis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as of:
May 28, 2019
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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