For Amanda Talty, president and CEO of the Tourette Association of America, the first question when someone displays tics or tic-like behavior shouldn't be about whether they are faking it.
"Your first question should be how do I get access to the nearest provider who will be qualified to identify what is happening," Talty said. "I think that that's the most important download video tiktok tanpa wm question and whether or not TikTok or social media consumption is causing this, in my mind, is a secondary question."
What can parents do?
Seek a professional. The Tourette Association of America provides resources and recommends certain hospitals and clinics. "If we diagnose it early on, and we treat it early on, there's good prognosis. The problem is when it's there for a long time," Quezada said.
Limit social media. Doctors suggested limiting exposure to social media videos of people displaying tics. "It's really being kind of aware of what's going on and thinking about practical solutions to support your son or your daughter for dealing with this really tough time," McGuire said.
Get the tic on video. "Tics are very variable. They can be there one week be gone another week," said Coffman. "Anytime we're seeing new patients and even established patients, we ask patients and families to get whatever they're seeing on video."
Stay calm. "Don't jump to conclusions," Talty said. "Don't assume that you understand what's happening."