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I used to get small twitches in my eyes and neck. I also had "breathing" tics, which were most annoying. When I got into social situations or got frustrated, the tics would increase. Soon after strong Palilalia and even Echolalia appeared. Turns out, I also had Tourette's Syndrome, which TS and ADHD are severely common together. I am not saying you might have Tourette's or anything like it (because I agree with nightowl that ADD manifests in different ways which can include twitches). I just want to make people aware that Tourette's can mimic ADHD or even comorbid. So if tics increase in severity, you might want to see a professional. I also want to state that certain medications can cause (or increase) tics and twitches. So stay away from stimilants like Ritalin. If you are on it, I would try to switch to something less severe like Straterra or Concerta.


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