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What are the symptoms of tics related to Tourette's syndrome?

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Tics can be simple or complex. A simple tic affects one or just a few parts of the body, like blinking the eyes or making a face. A complex tic involves many parts of the body or saying words. Jumping and swearing are examples of this.

Before a motor tic, you may get a sensation that can feel like a tingle or tension. The movement makes the sensation go away. You might be able to hold your tics back for a little while, but you probably can't stop them from happening.

From: Tourette's Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Tourette Syndrome."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Tourette's Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Tourette Syndrome."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Tourette's Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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