Tourette’s Disorder and Tics
Tics are sudden, brief, and intermittent movements or sounds. Simple Tics are sudden responses that involve a limited number of muscle groups. Common Simple Tics include eye blinking and darting, head jerking, sticking the tongue out, shoulder shrugging, and vocal tics such as hiccupping, throat clearing, and barking.
Complex Tics involve coordination among several muscle groups. Arm flapping, touching parts of the body or other’s bodies, hopping, obscene gestures, smelling objects, and vocal tics such as swearing, alternating voice tone, and repeating phrases are common examples of Complex Tics. Tics are the primary symptom of Tourette’s Disorder, also referred to as Tourette Syndrome.
If you or a loved one suffers from Tourette’s Disorder or another condition involving tics, give us a call. We have been providing anxiety treatment programs for over 30 years and can provide relief from the constant fear, panic, and/or worry. For more information or to schedule an appointment at St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute, please contact us at (314) 289-9411 for our St. Louis City location and (636) 532-9188 for our Chesterfield location, you can also choose to complete our online inquiry form. We look forward to speaking with you.