About this Research Topic
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, pediatricians and child mental health practitioners have noticed an increase in tic symptoms in some children and adolescents already diagnosed with tic disorders. Clinicians have also seen a marked increase in presentations of sudden and new onset of severe tics and ‘tic-like’ attacks. However, many misconceptions exist surrounding the source of these tics including the debate regarding t the role or influence of various social media platforms.
The goal of this Research Topic is to present new and exciting research that addresses the most recent advances in our knowledge surrounding tic disorders. This may be addressing our understanding of the reasons some tics persist. It may include differences in our understanding of Tourette Syndrome, tic disorders, and/or functional tic-like movements. An update to methods in diagnosis and/or treatment or even differences in the development (adolescent to adulthood). Review articles synthesizing recent literature in this field are also highly desirable, and particularly if they focus on diagnoses and or treatment. We are interested in original research articles, meta-analyses, and systematic reviews in any of these areas:
• Tourette syndrome, tic disorders, functional tics
• Tics and underlying comorbidities
• Development of tics and/or factors that influence the expression and maintenance of tics
• Diagnosis and Treatment considerations
Keywords: Tics, Tourettes, Functional Movement Disorders, Diagnosis, Treatment
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