LENDRI PURCELL, Founder of FACTS – Families Advocating for Chemical and Toxic Safety; Vice President of Jonas Philanthropies A year and a half ago, my quirky, spirited and brilliant 7-year-old son started to experience some very […]
Botulinum toxin (Botox) as a therapy for tics is not FDA-approved. Still, it is considered by physicians at times, especially for single tics, because conventional medications are often not effective and have the potential for […]
In this article, a mother wrote to describe challenges in helping her son reduce his tics. Some suggestions are offered at the conclusion, and readers are invited to do the same in the comment section. […]
This article is being revisited. Please note that when we switched to a new website format we were unable to leave the helpful comments from readers in their original form, so they have been incorporated […]
JIMMY’S DAD Last summer we changed our son’s daycare center to one closer to home. Jimmy, almost 3 years old now, had only been there a few weeks when we noticed that on occasion he […]
BY HOWIE’S MOM Our journey with Pediatric Acute-Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS) started on May 2, 2014. My healthy 9-year-old son, Howie, came home with a sudden head-jerking movement. I asked what was wrong and he […]
We frequently hear from people who find themselves overwhelmed by the diagnosis of Tourette syndrome. I’ve developed an article that I hope will serve as a quick reference and can be shared with others who are looking for an introduction to this increasingly common condition.
This message was received from a reader in the UK: I wonder if you could assist with what would be the best option for helping our 7-year-old son. He appears to have tics. Over the […]