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Transient tic disorder

  • Alternative Names

    Tic - transient tic disorder


    Health care providers recommend that family members do NOT call attention to the tics at first, because unwanted attention may make the tics worse. If tics are severe enough to cause problems in school or work, behavioral techniques and medications may help.

    Support Groups

    Expectations (prognosis)

    Simple childhood tics usually disappear over a period of months.


    There are usually no complications. A chronic motor or vocal tic disorder can develop.

    Calling your health care provider

    Talk to your health care provider if you are concerned about a transient tic disorder, especially if it continues or disrupts your child's life. If you are not sure whether the movements are a tic or a seizure, call your health care provider right away.