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Cracks nose and pull hair from his head, developing a bald spot. Suggestion?

Husband cracks his nose since the age of 10...He is 49 and still doing it for hours and hours in a day.. His nose looks broken and bent to on side. He also pulls hair from his head near his neck since a child..small bald spot Is this a tic ? He had a job interview and they asked if he was a fighter due to his nose being so bent
Asked On : Sat, 22 Dec 2012
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These features do come under tics.

Tics are a curious assemblage of abrupt, repetitive movements and sounds. Tics are often more easily recognized than precisely defined. They are isolated disinhibited fragments of normal motor or vocal behaviors. Said another way, tics are sudden, repetitive, stereotyped motor movements or phonic productions that involve discrete muscle groups. They can be easily mimicked and are often confused with normal coordinated movements or vocalizations. ... The observed range of motor tics is extraordinary, so that virtually any voluntary motor movement can emerge as a motor tic.

Your husband is having a motor tic, initially it is seen as a simple tic lasting for less than a second. With time, this can progress into a complex tic.

Please have him consult a psychiatrist. This is a treatable condition.
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Answered: Fri, 9 Aug 2013
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