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What is a Nervous Tic?

Description of the disease

A nervous tic is an involuntary spasm of facial muscles or other parts of the body, caused by stress or nervous tension. It is one of the manifestations of neurological disorders.


  • Motor tics
  • Vocal tics


Symptoms of a nervous tic may include multiple involuntary muscle contractions, sudden movements of the face, neck or other parts of the body, as well as involuntary sounds.


Causes of a nervous tic may include genetic factors, stress, fatigue, nervous tension, as well as certain neurological and mental disorders.


Diagnosis of a nervous tic includes examination by a neurologist, medical history, as well as neurological and psychological tests.


Treatment of a nervous tic may include physiotherapy, psychotherapy, medication, as well as relaxation methods and stress management.


Prevention of a nervous tic includes reducing stress, leading a healthy lifestyle, regular sleep and rest.


The doctor responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of a nervous tic is a neurologist.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.