Kyra had started third grade when we began to notice unusual behaviors and tics. She blinked her eyes frequently, started smelling things, and began making repeated adjustments to clothing in her crotch area. She also started humming a lot. Soon our little 8-year-old Kyra began to have bouts of anxiety, and we weren’t sure where to turn for answers.
We decided to seek psychiatric help. The psychiatrist treated her anxiety with talk therapy but didn’t address the behavioral symptoms or mention Tourette syndrome (TS).