For a while now I've had some nervous habits, such as blinking excessively to the point of having to stop what I'm doing for 10 or so seconds simply to blink enough to satisfy my urge to blink, as well as repeating words that I hear or say.
Today I decided to search "excessive blinking" online to find out if it was a problem, and I came upon an article that talked about "tics" which is listed as movements that are involuntary, harmless, and would pass overtime. However, as I read more, the article linked excessive blinking and the repeating of phrases (echolalia) with Tourettes syndome. This is really worrying me.
I read that Tourettes develops most often in males and young children, and though I'm not a young child I'm not an adult by any means. Also, for a long time I thought I had ADD (thought not very seriously) because I always have the urge to move and can't really stay focused, another symptom that was linked to Tourettes.
So my question is this. Given all these supposed symptoms of Tourettes, is it still possible that my nervous habits are harmless quirks that will eventually pass, or is it more likely that I will eventually develop a full case of Tourettes. I haven't talked to anyone about this yet and I'm just hoping for some advice.