BMC’s Yawkey building doors are now closed as an entrance as part of our ongoing efforts to enhance our campus and provide you with the best clinical care.

All patients and visitors on our main campus must enter our hospital via Shapiro, Menino, or Moakley buildings, where they will be greeted by team members at a new centralized check-in desk before continuing to the hospital. We are excited to welcome you and appreciate your patience as we improve our facilities.

Tics are sudden, uncontrolled movements or sounds, and are often associated with Tourette’s syndrome. Simple tics involve a only a few muscle groups, like exaggerated eye blinking, while complex motor tics involve more muscle groups, like touching oneself or another person repeatedly or head banging. Tics are thought to be genetic (passed down from parents).

Departments and Programs Who Treat This Condition


Pediatrics - Neurology

Our pediatric neurologists diagnose and treat children with all types of nervous system disorders from sleep and movement disorders to concussions and other head trauma.