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Teen Girls Are Developing Tics. Doctors Say TikTok Could Be a Factor.

When teens started turning up in doctors’ offices with sudden, severe physical tics, specialists suspected social media: The girls had been watching Tourette syndrome TikTok videos.

This reminds me of a few years ago when all those girls started fainting for no reason. And more recently the girls who all came to the conclusion that Alice Ripley groomed them.

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by Anonymousreply 67November 19, 2021 3:34 PM

Monkey see, monkey do!

I read and score college application essays, and out of the couple hundred I've read so far, I've already had a handful of students claiming to be non-binary. It's the latest thing, doncha know!

They're at that age...

by Anonymousreply 1October 19, 2021 3:49 PM

Same with Sudden Onset Gender Dysphoria.

by Anonymousreply 2October 19, 2021 3:59 PM

This is an opportunity to introduce and label a new medical/psychological condition! Nervous tics developed as a result of watching too much TikTok will now be known as Tiks, to distinguish them from other types of tics.

by Anonymousreply 3October 19, 2021 4:13 PM


by Anonymousreply 4October 19, 2021 4:15 PM

Women and mass hysteria is a story as old as the hills.

by Anonymousreply 5October 19, 2021 4:15 PM

Well, if it keeps them from identifying as “queer”…

by Anonymousreply 6October 19, 2021 4:20 PM

They are one of the major sources of Lyme disease.

by Anonymousreply 7October 19, 2021 4:21 PM

Alice Ripley is a monster and no one will convince me otherwise!

by Anonymousreply 8October 19, 2021 4:21 PM

OP don't link to WTJ without pasting the article here.

by Anonymousreply 9October 19, 2021 4:23 PM

What is it about teen girls and their susceptibility to things like this? They're having the same issue with social contagion regarding trans overtaking entire classes of girls.

by Anonymousreply 10October 19, 2021 4:25 PM


by Anonymousreply 11October 19, 2021 4:27 PM

If this was happen from YouTube, would they be developing UTI?

by Anonymousreply 12October 19, 2021 4:28 PM

Evie Meg (aka thistrippyhippie) is one of the premier TikTok Tourettes sufferers. This clip is supposedly from a meeting with other similar Tourtettes patients.

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by Anonymousreply 13October 19, 2021 4:31 PM

Recently, Evie Meg suffered a bout of paralyzed hands for 11 days. This clip shows her mustering through the pain. Not sure if this is Tourettes or some other neurological disorder.

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by Anonymousreply 14October 19, 2021 4:34 PM

If this was happening on Instagram would they be freaking out about their innie bellybuttons?

by Anonymousreply 15October 19, 2021 4:37 PM

My wife's a physician and she and some of her more Internet-savvy colleagues can sometimes identify which illness influencers a teenager follows by how they (theatrically) feign symptoms or the language they use. The parents often look surprised and ask "How did you know?" when privately asked if their kid spends a lot of time on TikTok, Tumblr or Discord.

by Anonymousreply 16October 19, 2021 5:38 PM


by Anonymousreply 17October 19, 2021 5:40 PM

Early onset Fibromyalgia.

by Anonymousreply 18October 19, 2021 5:41 PM

Wire hangers to the rescue!

My parents would have beaten my ass way before we made it to a therapist's office.

by Anonymousreply 19October 19, 2021 5:52 PM

Meanwhile, Jaedyn the twink is staring zombie-like at his phone or on a video game while his girlfriend Madyson is on the floor faking a seizure.

by Anonymousreply 20October 19, 2021 5:54 PM

Social media is a cancer on society and Tiktok is perhaps the worst now. I just dread to think what Gen Z will be like in a couple of decades.

by Anonymousreply 21October 19, 2021 6:01 PM

Teen girls are awful.

by Anonymousreply 22October 19, 2021 6:12 PM

Insanity is contagious.

by Anonymousreply 23October 19, 2021 6:22 PM

R1: what is a sure fire, straightforward way to get a high score from you on a college essay?

by Anonymousreply 24October 19, 2021 6:30 PM

I don't like girls.

by Anonymousreply 25October 19, 2021 6:55 PM

If this was happening on MySpace would they be at the doctors complaining about the space between their thighs?

by Anonymousreply 26October 19, 2021 7:08 PM


by Anonymousreply 27October 19, 2021 7:27 PM

Are there specific TikTok doctors they need to see?

by Anonymousreply 28October 19, 2021 7:29 PM

R1 are they using their non binary specialness as a way to insist they be allowed into the college? Or as an example of the "struggles" they have endured?

by Anonymousreply 29October 19, 2021 7:37 PM

"Stupid, Slutty, Street Whores" bleeding all over the place!!

by Anonymousreply 30October 19, 2021 7:39 PM

Ah, for the days of Pokemon-induced seizures.

by Anonymousreply 31October 19, 2021 7:40 PM

Zoomer girls are so very extra.

by Anonymousreply 32October 19, 2021 7:44 PM


by Anonymousreply 33October 19, 2021 9:21 PM

Mostly bio-females, R1?

by Anonymousreply 34October 19, 2021 9:25 PM

I suppose it's better than those kids making videos about how they are Holocaust survivors.

by Anonymousreply 35October 19, 2021 9:32 PM

There was an error in the title of this thread. It should have read," Teen Girls Are Developing Tits."

by Anonymousreply 36October 19, 2021 10:25 PM

R34? The applications are numbered; I don't know the names or genders of the applicants. R29, they just seem to be telling me about themselves as opposed to looking for sympathy, although a couple have mentioned that it's not been easy for them. But a lot of the applicants do that for various reasons completely unrelated to gender or sexuality, some valid, some not. And R24? There is no sure-fire way to get a good score, not from me at least. But it helps if all the grammar, spelling, and punctuation is correct. The essay should be longer than a short paragraph, but it doesn't have to be unduly long. If the applicant uses ridiculous vocabulary, s/he better really understand the words used and all the nuances thereof so I know it wasn't someone just looking up a word in a thesaurus and making a substitution to try to impress me. And a sense of humor helps a lot. By the way, there are many places where students have to write descriptions on the applications, for example, descriptions of their extracurriculars. If that writing sucks and the essay is beautiful, guess what? Yeah, I know you didn't write your own essay. But most students do write their own; I can tell -- because most of the time, the writing is atrocious. If Mommy or Daddy wrote it, or heaven forbid, a student paid to have it written, they should be ashamed of themselves. Hope that helps!

by Anonymousreply 37October 20, 2021 12:01 AM

Oh -- I'm R1.

by Anonymousreply 38October 20, 2021 12:06 AM

R1/R37, how do you feel about essays without paragraph breaks?

by Anonymousreply 39October 20, 2021 1:29 AM

They're very fragile creatures. But is it their fault? After all, their Gen X helicopter mommies and daddies invented child leashes just for them.

by Anonymousreply 40October 20, 2021 2:04 AM

Celine Dion has really gotta stop watching those videos.

by Anonymousreply 41October 20, 2021 2:11 AM

Is Celine on TikTok?

by Anonymousreply 42October 20, 2021 2:43 AM

Is Tourette’s Syndrome what Celine Dion canceled her tour over, R42?

by Anonymousreply 43October 20, 2021 3:19 AM

This is dumb.

by Anonymousreply 44October 20, 2021 10:47 AM

[quote]Teen Girls Are Developing Tics

Are Teen Boys Developing Tocs?

by Anonymousreply 45October 20, 2021 11:19 AM

It’s interesting how China has fucked this country without firing a single bullet. COVID, then trade BS and now TikTok.

by Anonymousreply 46October 20, 2021 12:17 PM

Fucking bitch 🤯😬😳😑

by Anonymousreply 47October 20, 2021 12:20 PM

Who cares?

by Anonymousreply 48October 20, 2021 1:16 PM

tics, tacs, tiktoks

by Anonymousreply 49October 20, 2021 1:17 PM

They should be happy it wasn’t named Diktok.

by Anonymousreply 50October 20, 2021 1:41 PM

R50 Oh there’s plenty of that, especially now that grey sweat pants season is here. I’m surprised teen boys are inundating doctors offices concerned that there dicks aren’t big enough to swing free in sweats and madras lots of attention.

by Anonymousreply 51October 20, 2021 1:58 PM

R20 wins Datalounge for this week. Comment of the Week. That scene belongs in a movie...

by Anonymousreply 52October 20, 2021 4:57 PM

Here’s the poster boy for DikTok, I’m surprised teen boys aren’t running to the doctor fearing they are to small.

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by Anonymousreply 53October 20, 2021 6:42 PM


by Anonymousreply 54October 22, 2021 10:40 AM

Worthless things, both Tiktok and teen girls.

by Anonymousreply 55October 22, 2021 10:50 AM

Imagine if they had called it TitTok

by Anonymousreply 56October 22, 2021 10:57 AM

[quote]After all, their Gen X helicopter mommies and daddies invented child leashes just for them.

Child harnesses have been popular in the UK since the 1940s and were most popular in the 1980s, when GenXers were still kids, but that doesn't play into the generational hate trolling you're so committed to.

by Anonymousreply 57October 22, 2021 11:09 AM

I don’t understand what R53 is saying. Did I watch the wrong video?

by Anonymousreply 58October 22, 2021 4:17 PM

Mass brain rewiring

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by Anonymousreply 59November 19, 2021 4:28 AM

Dopamine! Our brains are becoming sooo used to being instantly satisfied through this app that it’s literally making our dopamine rise so high

by Anonymousreply 60November 19, 2021 4:32 AM

The kind of weak-minded fools who voted for Trump.

by Anonymousreply 61November 19, 2021 4:33 AM


by Anonymousreply 62November 19, 2021 12:47 PM

While the tiktok influencers may have tourettes, they are also malingering some of the time. There is secondary gain for them- they get followers and attention. The girls who follow them though appear more like conversion disorder. But yes, we have been seeing this a lot and we tell them to get off tiktok.

by Anonymousreply 63November 19, 2021 1:07 PM

Besides tic disorders, social media has made dissociative identity disorder, Ehlers-Danlos and POTS alluring to teen girls (and their nonbinary and FTM counterparts). Seizure disorders, a perennial favorite, don't let you exercise your imagination quite as well since there are ECGs, and annoyed doctors and nurses, there to call you on your bullshit.

Sad as it is, it's an improvement over another hot one in recent years: gastroparesis. Young women would agitate for unnecessary feeding tubes, which is crazy enough, but then the elite crazies would mess with the tubes for more trips to the ER. When infections go south things can escalate quickly, and at least one social media sickfluencer died of resulting complications.

by Anonymousreply 64November 19, 2021 1:43 PM


by Anonymousreply 65November 19, 2021 2:37 PM

I hope they all die, do we really need such weak people breeding? Perhaps they will begin to jump off roofs or drink poison, it would be a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 66November 19, 2021 3:07 PM

R66 I hope they don't jump off of roofs. There may be innocent people below. If the roof faces a river and nothing on between, I'm good.

by Anonymousreply 67November 19, 2021 3:34 PM
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