Tourette's syndrome & tic disorders – definition, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment



What are tic disorders? The DSM-V classifies three different tic disorders: Tourette’s syndrome, persistent vocal or motor tic disorder, and provisional tic disorder. Find more videos at

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44 Comments

  • I have tics since 2 days (I'm 15) I yank my head to the front and put up my shoulders, I also sometimes put my hands in a weird postiton while ticking, I also shrug my nose
    I sometimes make a gasping sound-

    Lara Because I can
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I jerk my head, I make the same face, mover my head forward, I shiver randomly, wanting to hit things and sometimes I just jump and I thought it was just because it’s what I do and I never really thought of it as oh these could be tics Yk?.. idk it’s weird for me bc I’ve never felt like this but the more I think abt it the and the more I do it I start to notice it :/ doesn’t feel great either😔

    my world
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I keep on shacking and i cant stop they dont stop

    Dumisani Moyo
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • My roommates recently moved out due to me jolting my neck and right arm and grunting continuously
    I was upset about it for a few days but now I’m ok 🙂

    Kenneth the rat
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Help me guys…

    Ever since.. i cant really stop blinking my eyes rapidly and then while blinking, either i clench my teeth or bite my tongue.Then i also cant stop shrugging my shoulders and squeezing my tummy.. i also jerk my head from left then to right.. and i also tend to clear my throat a lot of times..

    bananana
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • i always suddenly move my neck around, such as looking left or right or looking up. i sometimes say “woo” or “yip” or “hee”, and latley i have began to whisper “fvck” repeatedly. this stuff usually happeneds when i am stressed out or have axiety. it’s been happening for maybe almost a year, and has only gotten worse. i don’t mean to self diagnose or anything, but can someone help me out?

    your_fireplace
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • After watching this to be honest I’m scared now

    Cornelia Benton
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I do this thing we’re i twitch my head up, scrunch my face and make a little noise and tense up my muscles on either side of my body and when i don’t do it i feel uncomfy and almost cry. My mom told me i just have a bad habit and i’ve been doing for almost 2 years now. I sometimes snap my fingers or make a fist and my most common one (i do it every few minutes) is the face scrunching one and the muscle tensing. I’m confused because i feel like i’m faking it and doing it for attention or i’ve just created a bad habit or something. When i do the little twitches, before hand I go “Do it. You need to do it or cry.” or something like that and I can’t stop 🙁 Help

    •Kitty•
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I have adhd and tourettes

    SadGamer321
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I almost threw my stylus in the toilet after a tic, I knew what a tic was I’ve had them for a while but I wanted to really know what they were I only knew a bit. It often happens to my neck, sometimes I do it so hard I pull a muscle and it HURTSSSS

    Goldleaves Production
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I think I have it because I get shaking head and shrugging my shoulders a lot but I’m not cold or anything

    ZodaCuba
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • welp im 14 and i have tourettes

    Beyax x
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I can't tell if its a tic or just a muscle twitch but my eye twitches a lot and so does my jaw, I tend to also clear my throat or click my tongue.

    peach pie
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I have sort of twitches where I’ll jerk my head to the side, nod, raise my hand abnormally, pop my mouth, and grunt. This started near 8th grade and it slowly got worse and I’m now in tenth grade. It happens when I’m thinking about something that could happen or when I’m just vibing. I don’t want to say that they’re tics because I don’t want to diagnose myself with anything. Sometimes I think I’m doing it on purpose, but I am getting pretty suspicious that I may have a disorder. I don’t even know if I do it for attention or it’s a psychosomatic thing or if it’s genuine. Can someone help me? I know y’all don’t really have any medical experience or anything, but I want validation haha

    Sasha Loomis
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I’m starting to do research now. I get random movements and jerks. It started with my right eye, then it progressed to my neck jerking and now I’m hitting myself??? It’s all involuntary and doesn’t happen all the time but most days of the week. There’s nothing vocal though but it’s getting worse since I hit myself the other day and it hurt.

    Meme Man
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Me Head swings back
    My dad what are you doing
    Me. Blames it on a chill 😂
    By the way I don’t have tics but I’ve had a problem with some of the symptoms for about two years now

    Leah Eha
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • for me the tics arent uncontrollable i just…i just wanna

    Carson Lynn
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Sometimes I have tics but I don’t think I have Tourette’s, something I’ll make a random sound and my mom will ask me what is wrong and I say idk

    Chloe Jones
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • As far as I can tell, I guess I have the provisional one? I'll shiver or flinch for no reason, and make a "woo" sound or click my tongue. It only started recently, about a month or so, and it's gotten really bad this past couple days. It's hard to tell if I'm doing it on purpose or not, though… It's like something it telling me to do it, really forcefully, and I comply. It's not like a spasm, (although the flinching can sometimes feel like it,) and I feel like if I try hard enough, I could stop it, but when I try that, it gets uncomfortable and then I just end up doing it anyway.

    Miraculous Aly-bug
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I haven’t been diagnosed with anything yet but some tics that I have are blinking, head bobbing, sniffing and sometimes my shoulders will shrug or my arm will just randomly move and it will end up hitting my face or something in front of me

    Ari
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • To manage my tics(I have motor tics) I listen to music and try to not stress out, but when I’m stressed they are off the charts😂

    MakeupetcByRiley Bleh
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Uhm i dont think i have tics but sometimes i jerk my head without meaning to do it, often when im cold can someone please answer

    SaltE _
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Omg in November it’ll be 2 years since I got my first motor tic 👉🏽👈🏽 now it’s pretty normal for me and I don’t have bad flare ups unless I’m really stressed

    Mo Campbell
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Lele pons sadly has this disorder

    Evangeline Herrera
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I have motor and some vocal tics, I've dealt with panic attacks since i was about 11 and for the longest time i would only tic while experiencing an attack or generalized anxiety. Then when i was 19-20 i underwent a situation causing me to suffer ptsd which is still ongoing and after the ptsd set in and i realised i was struggling with it, my tics became more common and frequent, even when i am calm or not anxious at all. I have yet to see a therapist and am still lacking a real diagnosis surrounding my tics.

    Brandi Ann
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • So tic disorders cant develop after 18?

    Genesis Funes
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I’m 12 and I think I just found out I have tourettes. Should I tell my parents?

    Ash Forner
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I jerk my head a lot but other times I clear my throat or squeal

    Whitney kropp
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I have tourettes but people don't believe me when I tell them because the only vocal ones I have are grunting, coughing and sniffing without talking or cursing.
    I myself am a very severe case that just lacks vocals, people have told me I have a excuse for cursing but I avoid cursing whenever I can.

    Red KoyoteK
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I get what I call tic episodes for about 1-3 months where I constantly tic and when I think about it, it gets worse. I haven’t been diagnosed with any tic disorders so I’m confused. ( I have motor and vocal tics)

    Aizawa Needs sleep
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I have recently started getting tics that started only when I was nervous, but now are random. I just randomly scream and shiver, I also randomly jerk my head.

    SiSi Morrow
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Hi fellow tic friends! I have a question. When I was 17 I got severe tics and I was diagnosed with Provisional Tic Disorder. I’m now 18 and it’s been over a year and I still have tics. At this point would it be acceptable to “diagnose” myself with Tourettes without seeing a doctor?

    Jillian Para
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Can Tourettes be psychological?

    Caesarツェペリ・シザ
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I start hitting my hips for no reason because i feel i need to hit them

    Yuna Official•
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Who’s here in Lele Pons video?

    haidee podador
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • can being pregnant cause your tic's to increase in severity????……

    Abby Richardson
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I've been having uncontrollable burping recently over the past month or two and sometimes I do a random shoulder twist. I'm having trouble finding what's causing these, idk if it's a health issue or some form of tic, I did some research and it said that people with in the ages 6-18 get tics and I'm 12, right in the middle of the criteria plz let me know if I have something, thank you 🙂

    Aeroz BS
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I don’t have Tourette’s but I get anxiety tics when I’m stressed. I usually do like a head movement

    Lunar eclipse
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • Who came here for lele pons?

    neiljays143
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I flex my muscles and move my nose, eyebrows, chin and ears. I don’t know if I have it and I’m not sure pls respond.

    Keke Dzugan
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I had a series of tics yesterday before I went to bed- I could stop. It was a nightmare. My tic was complete body spasums- like a shiver up your spine.
    I have aspergers tho
    I also have joint hipermobility so it’s easy for my bones to click- IT HURTS :c

    • bobatea_xoxo •
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I'm here because my turned said he was diagnosed with Tourettes, and he been for a long time. Didn't want him to explain, just in case it was a mental thing, so now I'm here. Why are YOU here?

    HotCoco278
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I make a sound like IIIIIIIIIII it sounds like whistling from your neck and embrace my muscles randomly its not so bad tho

    Captain Potatord
    Posted June 27, 2020
  • I have different types of tics were I bend my neck or roll my eyes there rllllyyyyyy annoying :c

    Amina Semenova
    Posted June 27, 2020

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