A nervous TIC at the child – what to do?

A nervous TIC at the child, as an adult, has similar symptoms, although it has different causes, and therefore treatment.


Wikipedia defines tics as rapid movements which are carried out on incorrect command of the brain. In children it manifests as involuntary muscle twitching of face and eyes, blink, wince with my whole body. But the final diagnosis after the examination, can only supply a neurologist.

The main age at which the disease can manifest itself especially clearly, falls from two to ten years. Particularly critical are periods of 3 years and 7-11 years. A nervous twitch is observed in every fifth child in these age limits and more often in boys than in girls.

Most affected children with fine mental organization, prone to hysteria. The emergence of tick carries with it a decrease in concentration and memory, restlessness, nervous disorders, bad mood, depression, etc.

Fortunately, ninety percent of the time, if the problem occurs in a period of 6 to 8 years, then it passes as they Mature. If the tick has appeared in the age of two, it is likely that his appearance is a symptom of a more serious disease.

Sometimes it works to control the tick, and depending on the time of day and mood he can and does pass.

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The symptoms of children's nervous TIC

  • Motor is expressed in involuntary twitching of the whole body or its parts, muscles on the face, uncontrolled blinking;
  • Vocal — expressed in cough, mikani, repeat your last word or gesture that is called “Tourette's syndrome”.

Causes of nervous TIC at children

  • The factor of heredity. Usually a nervous tick-prone kids whose parents themselves have suffered in childhood this disease. Sometimes a problem manifests itself stronger than in the parents, and is detected at an earlier age.
  • Insecurity. If the child feels secure in the family or the team — in a kindergarten or school, it is quite possible that his condition will result in the development of TIC. Also if it is overly pressured parents set very high standards for his grades and achievements in sports or studies, the body can also react in a nervous tick face or eyes.
  • Disease or jitters. If there is a bad heredity in terms of TEC, and in the family there was a situation of nervous tension, to provoke the disease may any stressful situation.
  • Medical reasons. Some diseases of the brain manifest symptoms in the form of winks and twitches. Provokes the problem and the lack of this microelement such as magnesium.

Treatment nervous tics in a child

The treatment of this disease is complex under the supervision of a neurologist.

And parents to help the kid find peace of mind should you adhere to certain recommendations:

  • listen to the opinions of your son or daughter often ask, what is he thinking, be interested in his Affairs;
  • strangely enough, but children love regularity and predictability, it is very important to make and stick to a certain routine: at one time, to sleep, to eat, to walk — it calms;
  • conduct a mini-investigation. What, in your opinion, is a nervous TIC on the face of the child? And try to avoid anything that could trigger this;
  • it often happens that a situation provokes the development of the TIC, therefore, if the family is dysfunctional, you should go on reception to the family therapist;
  • children of middle school age will help access to group sessions of psychological therapy;
  • increase tactile contact with the child: more hug and kiss, talk about their love and how you need it;
  • spend more time together doing what you both like, let it be walking or drawing, or Biking, no matter how important, to have sincere emotions;
  • do not to focus the child on his difficulties;
  • you should use relaxing methods such as massages, aromatherapy, soothing teas, baths with aromatic additives, physiotherapy.

However, there are cases, and this also need to be mentally prepared that usual methods do not help, and will have to resort to medication. Organize qualified examination, consult a good doctors.

In such cases, you don't need to panic, you need to believe the best and remember that your nerves may play a bad joke and be transmitted to the baby. Therefore, as said Carlson, calm, calm,— you will succeed.