What Tic Disorder Looks Like in Children and Adults
Learn to differentiate between commonplace, occasional tics and the symptoms of a persistent tic disorder — including the well-known Tourette Syndrome — in both children and adults.
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Let me first say that I have had ADHD long before we had a name for it. I was in the Ritalin studies at UC Berkley in the ’70s. My tics started when I was like 16. I remember other teens making fun of me and my mom asking me why am I twitching. I could not stop them then any more than I can today at 53. My family can tell when I am stressed because the twitching does get worse. I take Wellbutrin for the ADD and noticed that when I would be starting on a dose after missing for a week or so that the tics were worse during this time is when I learned that Wellbutrin exacerbates the symptoms. I have never been diagnosed officially with Tourette Syndrome, but probably fit the criteria close enough.
Thank you for the piece as it helped me learn a little bit more about myself.