Without warning, this is your child traversed by sudden and disordered movements. He blinks, smiles with his lips, shakes his head ... How to react?
It shows how tics?
- Suddenly, your child makes quick and caricatural movements. Depending on the case, he blinks, frowns, shrugs or nods nervously. Then, he also stops clean.
- His seizures are often triggered when he is in public in front of strangers or in conflict situations, at school or at home.
- When he sleeps, all his tics disappear as if by magic.
- It rarely evokes the problem, often refuses to talk about it, even with you, and sometimes denies reality.
Who is affected by tics?
- Tics often appear during the so-called latency period, from 6-7 years old, and are more common among boys than girls.
- These are often very calm children, introverted, even inhibited who are concerned. They have difficulty verbalizing and communicating, especially in conflict situations. They rarely come to oppose, to say no.
- Some children easily express their emotions through their bodies. In the beginning, tic may be a simple motor reaction to a situation of anxiety, as happens to some people to bite their nails by stress. But, it is sometimes also a privileged way to unload and relieve tensions.
- The tic becomes a reaction generated by a situation of anxiety, a disturbing event or the expression of an unconscious and repressed aggressiveness.
- It is common that a feeling of shame or guilt accompanies the tic. This can sometimes be accentuated by the reactions of the entourage (mockery ...).