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Nervous tics are compulsive and persistent muscle movements with are not organic in origin.  These include many types: jerking of the shoulder, jerking of the head to the side or backward, arm or elbow jerking, trembling of the hand, blinking of the eyes, jerking of the mouth and cheek, etc.  Patients with Tourette's have multiple tics occurring very frequently for at least 1 year (with symptom relief lasting no more than 3 consecutive months).  The tics often interfere with social, occupational, school, or other areas.  The tics often cause distress within the patient or others.  The onset is typically prior to age 18.  There are effective treatments.  The A & B Psychology Clinic has clinicians that have worked with serious cases of Tourette's, even when prior treatments have not been effective.  Dr. Azrin and Dr. Besalel frequently treat patients with Tourette's.  Dr. Azrin is one of the founders of behavior therapy, and has written numerous articles and a book on the treatment of nervous habits.


More Tourette's / Nervous Tics Information

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Please identify and describe the person with the question/problem/tics:

Age                          Sex: Male Female

Does the person possibly have Tourette's or nervous tics?

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Are any of the following tics present:

Grunting			Barking
Hissing			Sniffing
Snorting			Throat Clearing
Word Repetition		Obscene words
Inappropriate utterances	Eye blinks
Shoulder Shrugs		Head twitches/ jerks
Muscle tensing		Lip licking
Gesturing or gyrating movements  

What treatments have been tried already?

Medications                      Relaxation Training
Neurologist                      Psychiatrist                   
Psychologist                     Physical Therapist
Exercise                         Speech Therapist               
General Practitioner (doctor)    Clergy (minister, priest, etc.)  

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Contact Information:
A & B Psychology Clinic is located in Fort Lauderdale, FL in 2 locations:
in East and West Fort Lauderdale.


Mailing Address:

5151 Bayview Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308

Phone: (954) 491-6984


Contacts: Dr. Nathan Azrin or Dr. Victoria Besalel

E-mail is checked somewhat irregularly, no emergency e-mails please.  In case of emergency, dial 911 or contact your regular doctor.

Revised: 01/08/08