Since Durbin has gone public with his Tourette Syndrome DeVincenzi and his family have gone more public and want to educate people about the disorder that causes involuntary facial and vocal tics. Since Durbin has gone public with his Tourette Syndrome, DeVincenzi and his family have gone more public and want to educate people about the disorder that causes involuntary facial and vocal tics. Malinda breeds therapy dogs and Brandon has a dog named Molly and Malinda holds Kimber at their home. Malinda DeVincenzi at her home in Brentwood, Calif.
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Before every show, Brandon, 12, styles his hair into a spiky mohawk like the one Durbin often sports. Why the sudden fascination? Elizabeth Lyster, of Foster City, Calif. Much more common are symptoms that can range from mild tics such as blinking and facial twitches, to more complex movements that include head and shoulder jerking, repetitive throat clearing, hopping and grunting. The symptoms tend to wax and wane, and they often worsen during stressful situations.