Those in the younger generations seem to live on TikTok. Where else can they capture their opinions, best selves, and genuine honesty? While some question the genuineness of some videos, a rising number of teen girls are posting videos of their own battle with tics and Tourettes.
“There are plenty of tic-like behaviors to witness on TikTok. When doctors in the U.K.
began studying the phenomenon in January, videos containing the hashtag #tourettes
had about 1.25 billion views, according to their report—a number that has since grown to
4.8 billion,” shares the Wall Street Journal.
Is there a relationship between TikTok and Tourettes?
@chickencock3005 Reply to @deviantgentlemen sorry this is all over the place lol i haven’t been up for long #tourettesyndrome #tourettesawareness #ticsandtourettes ♬ original sound – pirate 🃏♿️
Psychiatrists explain the rise of tics in teens
According to the Cleveland Clinic, tics have been more common in boys than girls. So, the rise of tics among teenage girls — especially during the pandemic — has surprised medical experts.