Children suffering from nervous tics, and such at the age of 11 years up to 20% of the total, must be examined in order to exclude the first symptoms of a neurological disease. It is necessary to treat tics in children in the early stages of the disease.
One of the reasons for the appearance of tics is heredity. More often boys suffer from this disease. The disease manifests itself in children at an earlier age than in their parents. That is why the method of family psychotherapy is used to treat tics, especially in cases of a chronic traumatic situation in the family.
It is also possible to treat tics in children with the help of psychological correction, which is carried out both individually and in groups, together with other children. In the course of treatment, they use various games, conduct conversations in order to reduce the child's internal anxiety and raise his self-esteem. Group classes contribute to the development of spheres of communication, children have the opportunity to play up potential conflict situations, and this will protect them from an aggravation of tics in the future.
Often tics appear after severe illnesses caused by viral infections. After an ENT disease, the child may begin to cough, and frequent blinking is a complication of inflammatory eye disease. It is necessary to monitor the health of children, not to disrupt sleep and nutrition, and seek medical help in time.
In severe cases, when the above methods did not give positive results, you should start medication prescribed by a neurologist. The child must be preliminarily examined, the cause of the tics must be identified, and all the prescriptions of the specialist must be followed. After the manifestations of tics disappear, treatment is carried out for six months. Then the dose of drugs is reduced, and after a while, they are canceled. The best treatment for tics that occurs in children aged 6-8 years. But the appearance of tics in young children, under 3 years old, may be evidence of serious diseases such as schizophrenia, brain tumors or autism.