The range of possible tics is very broad.

  • Eye blinking,
  • head jerking,
  • shoulder shrugging and facial grimacing
  • Jumping,
  • touching other people or things,
  • smelling,
  • twirling and
  • sometimes, hitting or biting oneself
  • Throat clearing, 
  • yelping and other noises, sniffing, 
  • coughing and tongue clicking
  • Uttering words or phrases out of context,
  • coprolalia (saying socially unacceptable words), and
  • echolalia (repeating a sound, word, or phrase just heard).


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