Nervous tics consist of involuntary, repetitive movements of short duration. It can involve any part of the body and is aggravated in situations of stress, fatigue, nervousness or anxiety.
According to the doctor Rodolfo Solís Vivanco, from the Faculty of Psychology, of the UNAM , men tend to suffer more nervous tics, that is, four to one with respect to women; regularly, they inherit the symptoms from their children.
The UNAM ensures that eight out of every thousand children, between five and 10 years old, suffer nervous tics and only 50% correct them.
It is normal to appear from childhood, because it is the time when the brain and nervous system are developing, so it is rare that they do so after 18 years.
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Nervous tics do not constitute a risk to health because it is not a disease in itself, explains Rodolfo Solís Vivanco.
"It is a stereotyped, sudden or sudden, unpredictable and repetitive movement that involves skeletal muscle groups, which mainly has to do with the face, neck or shoulders.
"Winks, grimaces, nose movements and frowning are the most common, which means that they almost always appear on the face," says the doctor.
The specialists of the UNAM point out that there are pharmacological or therapeutic treatments to control them; are indicated for whom this alteration represents a problem in daily life. And you, do you have a nervous twitch? How do you control it?