Hi, I am new here and my 8 year old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. Before he was diagnosed, I noticed that he would have both vocal and motor tics that would come and go. This was on going through the school year. When summer came, we noticed they stopped. We then got the diagnosis and decided our best option was to medicate even though we knew that it might bring out the tics. He is on focalin xr 15mg and has a strong noticeable tic. Has anyone experienced this before? And if so, did you continue on with medication. Our psychiatrist told me it’s normal for his age group to have them and as long as the medication is working and the tics aren’t making him uncomfortable, that my son should be fine. He said that if kids start to make fun of him, then we would talk about other options. We had a little incident where his friend started doing the tics simply because my son does them so frequently. He wasn’t doing it to make fun of him, he did it because he wanted to be like him but he got grounded for doing so. I’m bummed because I don’t want it to affect him socially. Any tips, advice or thoughts?