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tics

Repetitive, twitching or jerking movements of any part of the face or body and occurring at irregular intervals to release emotional tension. Children are commonly affected but tics seldom persist into adult life. They do not indicate organic disorder and can be controlled by an effort of will. See also GILLES DE LA TOURETTE SYNDROME.
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IRS guidelines issued in 2002 created a safe harbor that sponsors and others can follow to secure TIC treatment.
Paul agreed, and he cautioned that potential investors should not view TICs as "parking vehicles until they find what they really wanted.
Although the majority of those with Tourette Syndrome have symptoms that are relatively mild, some will require medication to help control their verbal and motor tics.
Tics are experienced as irresistible and (similar to the urge to sneeze) eventually have to be expressed.
These changes at home appeared to affect the frequency and severity of the tics at school.
For nail biting and hair pulling, tic habits were mostly recorded during study or active listening activities, whereas eye blinks and head tics were generally absent during both study or active listening and passive listening tasks.
This is groundbreaking work that could lead to new insights into the causes of at least some cases of childhood OCD and tic disorders," remarks psychiatrist James F.
However, certain issues have persisted: TIC offerings have not always been available during the investor's short 45 day ID period, the debt required to be assumed usually does not match an investor's debt requirement, the economics of the transactions are complex and often include large, front-end fees for the sponsors and, there is no easy exit from this illiquid investment.
Both of my patients had been told that the simple tics disappeared during sleep.
The insatiable demand for real estate investments, combined with the motivation to defer taxes, in a market that is uncertain at best, could be a recipe for disappointment for investors in TICs.
and her colleagues saw that several of their patients developed tics - involuntary muscle spasms - soon after a strep infection.