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13 Things to Know About Provisional Tic Disorder in Kids


Many of us have the odd tic, but when we see one of our kids struggling with one, it can be more concerning. These can be constant blinking, shrugging shoulders, or scrunching the nose – they may look concerning, but they’re often not.

This disorder was previously called transient tic disorder, and now includes vocal tics, notes Healthline.com. In some cases, tics can be attached to neurological issues that are ongoing. Let’s learn 13 things about provisional tic disorder in young people…

1. It’s Common

If you think your child is alone because they are displaying repeated behavior like blinking or sniffling when they don’t have a cold, you’re wrong. Healthline says tics are actually common in kids.

In fact, the source explains that up to 10-percent of children experience tics of some sort during their early school years (which may lead to comments or teasing, but fortunately the problem doesn’t last forever).

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