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Home > 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:
June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family MedicineLouis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
Current as of: June 16, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine & Louis Pellegrino MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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