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Interview on DailyMail.co.uk

Strep throat one minute, OCD the next: How bacterial infections in children could cause behavioural issues February 2012 Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2106125/Strep-throat-minute-OCD-How-bacterial-infections-children-cause-behavioural-issues.html#ixzz1nOpDGoe5

Childhood Tics and Tourettes Syndrome

Ever wonder what causes childhood tics and Tourettes syndrome? Google defines a “tic” as a habitual spasmodic contraction of the muscles, most often in the face. Joshua’s tics fit this definition. However, his tics weren’t relegated to just his face. He had “vocal tics” (where he’d make strange sounds) and other movements of body parts at random times. Diagnostically speaking,
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