Tic Development In Teen Girls: TikTok Might Play A Role

Tic Development In Teen Girls: TikTok Might Play A Role

Doctors in various countries indicate an increase in tics among adolescent girls, which might contribute to anxiety, sadness, and TikTok.

The growth began at the beginning of the epidemic, alarming and confusing physicians reports Wall Street Journal. Multiple articles in the medical newspaper discovered that teenagers watched TikTok videos of persons who claimed to have Tourette syndrome.

One doctor, who handled Tourette cases 25 years ago, noted that while the teenagers that she saw recently exhibited the same tics as others

She soon found out that the individuals imitated the tics of a German YouTuber who discusses her life with the disease online.

Tourette syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that disrupts a person’s ability to communicate or control their emotions, movements and behaviors. Tourette syndrome can cause a wide range of symptoms.

Many people with the disorder have tics, or involuntary movements or sounds, such as eye blinking, shoulder shrugging, facial grimacing, rapid throat clearing, shouting, repeating words, or grunting.

People with Tourette syndrome often also experience other disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).


Tics, or ticks, are involuntary, repetitive movements of certain muscles. Tics can affect different parts of the body and are most often caused by involuntary muscle activity. Tics usually don’t cause any pain or discomfort.

If your child has tics, it doesn’t necessarily mean there’s a medical cause. They may have tics because of stress, anxiety, or frustration. They usually begin during childhood and adolescence, although tics can occur at any age. They usually stop by the time people are in their 40s or 50s.

Tics can be mild or severe. Mild tics cause no noticeable changes to a person’s appearance, while severe tics can include difficulty swallowing, blinking, or talking. There is no known cure for tics. Medicines, therapy, or a change in behavior can sometimes help control tics. Tics are caused by an overactive part of the brain. Sometimes they are caused by other brain or nervous system problems.


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