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Question about Tourettes and tics

Is it possible to ONLY have tics in public and none at home?

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Asked by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Health

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  • Possible. Usually its the other way around. One of my sons has TS. Sometimes they can suppress it for a while but then when they get in a "safe" place (like home) it all just kind of comes out. Maybe the person doesnt feel OK at home ticcing & in public it feels ok to do it since they are strangers & wont be seeing the person again probably. Tics are very tricky things. (FYI: My son is now 20. He was diagnosed with TS at 7 yrs old)

    Answer by lisa89j at 4:42 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Yes, some with TS only have tics when they are anxious. If they are in public and not fully comfortable, the tics can come out.

    Answer by layh41407 at 5:40 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Possible - stress induced.

    Answer by tasches at 6:01 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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