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Tourette's Syndrome

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Tourette's Syndrome is a disorder characterized by vocal and movement tics that cause people to shout, blink their eyes or clear their throat spontaneously. The disorder is named after French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette.
Mostly they sleep with their eyes closed. Tourette's syndrome patients often have cause difficulty falling asleep. They may be restless during sleep, may talk during sleep or may sleepwalk or have nightmares. People with Tourette's syndrome can also go a long while or a short time before having b…
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The only real way to diagnose the condition is to talk to a specialist, but in general, tourettes is characterized by an involuntary tic, noise or speech pattern.The popular concept of Tourette's is involuntary verbal expression, in some cases as incoherent words or offensive ones. Most Tourette's c…
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I have Tourettes syndrome, and I've been to the doctor for a true diagnosis. No there's not a cure, but there are medications that reduce the severity of the tics. There are side effects like weight gain and acne just like any other medication.
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As far as I know, there is no cure for this disorder. My Brother-in-law's friend Jim has it and he says he will have it for life. Sometimes it just goes away in the late teen years. That happened to me. However, I think marijuana might have been what cured it. I smoked once and the tics dropped to …
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absolutely i am 13 years old and my brother has tourette's syndrome his tics are very bad and he is able to take strattera. just look into it with the family pschychiatrist.
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No Alex doesnt.But Nat and their dad Michael does .
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Yes but,he doesn't like to talk about it. He got it from his dad,but its not as bad as it use to be. He can control it,most of the time.He does and he got it from his dad he can control it now so it is like he does not have it he is also very passonit about tourette syndrome
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Answer Genetic factors are believed to play a major role in the development of TS. Several chromosomal regions have been identified as possible locations of genes that confer susceptibility to TS. Some family studies have indicated that TS is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner. In an autos…
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Typically in childhood around age 5. However there have been rare cases reported of what is often termed adult-onset tic disorder NOS. NOS stands for Not otherwise specified.
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The essential features of Tourette's Disorder are mulitiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics. A tic is a sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrythmic, stereotyped, motor movement or vocalization. Tics may occur many times a day, recurrently throughout a period of more than 1 year. During this period, t…
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It does nothing to hurt it. All that happens is there is a involuntary movement and you can't control it. It hurts it no more than picking your hand up.
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The exact cause of Tourette syndrome is currently unknown, but it is well established that both genetic and environmental factors are involved. Genetic epidemiology studies have shown that the overwhelming majority of cases of Tourette syndrome are inherited, although the exact mode of inheritance i…
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Tourette's Syndrome is a neurological disease, and is not the same as other diseases like colds and flu. Tourettes, like other tic disorders, is present from birth, but unlike most other neurological disorders it does not usually show symptoms until later in life, typically age 4-6. This means it is…
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Sorry to say, but there is no cure of any kind for Tourette's Syndrome. However, when I have a bout or I get a patient with a tic disorder, I tell them to read a book or do a puzzle, which disengages the part of the brain which causes the tics, resulting in an almost complete remission of the tics w…
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No, Tourette syndrome is a human disease. There are some neurologic conditions in animals in which similar signs can be observed, but the premonitory urges and recognition of the tics cannot be verified in humans. Therefore, while some animals may have outward symptoms similar to what may be seen in…
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It can cause uncontrollable movements, like jerking the hands, arms, etc., and it can cause the person to say things suddenly or even shout things that they would not normally say or shout.
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"Tics" are the symptoms of T.S. It can manifest through motor tics (movement of a body part) or vocal tics such as making sounds. And also, only ten percent of cases are manifested through cursing, unlike the wide misconception.
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Tourettes syndrome can affect families to an extreme. A child with tourette's is often accompanied with anxiety and extreme obsessions. In my families case my older brother has an extreme case of Tourette's which has made him scared to leave our house. It has put great pressure on my parents and has…
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Nope, people with Tourette Syndrome are just like anyone else, if they have good friends and family who will help them through it he/she will practicly forget it's there and so will everyone else.
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I would say no. I have TS, and I have a PhD in physics. I am regarded by my colleagues as being " very bright". In my observation, people with TS often have above average mental ability with a touch of obsessive compulsive behavior (useful for a job like mine). TS is not a handicap as much as it is …
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Brain imaging techniques have shown subtle abnormalities in the basal ganglia area of the brain in some people, however another study showed changes in activity in the basal ganglia and prefrontal cortex.
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absolutely not, it is a genetic disorder that you are born with signs and symptoms typically show up around the ages 5-7 years of age. Although, it is a genetic disorder certain foods may increase symptoms and it can be minimised by change of diet. Cutting out yeast or any other food that slows the…
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No, Tourette's syndrome is not sex-linked. It can be passed on from anyone, and anyone can receive the disease.
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by genetics. if you carry the gene you have a 50 percent chance of showing signs. boys are more likely to show symptoms
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Yes, I have Tourette's Syndrome and trust me it is as real as the computer I typed this on. However, not all people with Tourette's have copralalia (compulsive swearing), and that is considered (for no reason only about 8% of sufferers have coprolalia) the hallmark symptom.
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There is about a 50/50 chance that a child will be born with Tourette Syndrome unless if the mother and the father have it there is a greater risk but not 100 percent in most cases
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tourette syndrome is by the tics in the brain that makes you do rapid moment or vocalization.
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'Front of the Class' The questioner is possibly referring to the movie called Front of the Class, which is based on the book called "Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had" by Brad Cohen. This "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie was due to air on CBS on Sunday, Decem…
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People with parents who have it- 50% Boy- 3-4 times more than girlsPremature babies- Connection unknown
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Yes. people with Tourette's Syndrome can have kids but, there is a very big chance for the child to have Tourette's and also if you have a sibling with Tourette's like i do you also have a chance to have a child with Tourette's or even just the side symptoms of Tourette's like OCD, ADD, ADHD, or anx…
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Tourette syndrome is a physical factor which causes muscle tissues to twitch. Tourette was a subject of recent film about a child with syndrome. The film was named "I Have Tourette's but Tourette's Doesn't Have Me". It was release in 2005.
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i have turrets syndrome i say bad words and races stuff i am 12 years old and i have a family of 30 ants and uncles and like 50 cousins and i am the only person in my family that has it. apprx. 1 in 1000 kids have tourettes
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it's a genetic disorder, meaning you get it from your parents. although it may not have manifested itself in your parents or perhaps their tics weren't noticed as a problem and they grew out of them as tourettes was not well-known until recently.
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no, it's hereditary
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The treatments for Tourettes are as follows: treatments that do not involve taking medication - relaxation and behavioural therapy medication - the three types of medication that may be prescribed are alpha2-adrenergic agonists, muscle relaxants and dopamine antagonists surgery - in very rare, …
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Franz Kafka Schizoid is a type of a personality disorder, when a person has no interest in relationships with other people. The author Kafka (the last answer before this) did describe himself to have these personality characteristics. But, is the questioner really asking about schizophrenia? Famou…
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they live up to 80 years
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No, but there is a 50/50 chance it will go away when the brain is fully developed
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The brain, more specifically it effects the nervous system as it is a neurological disorder.
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tourette's syndrome is a disorder of the brain where you feel like you have the urge to say or do something, and you can't hold it back, they are also called tics there are ways to improve it: relax and pretend you are about to do this tic that you hate and have, and think about pushing it into …
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Some broad symptoms of Tourettes are jerking limbs, twitches, involuntary noises. Some specific symptoms are neck jerking, barking like a dog, arm shooting behind neck, whooping, pinging, hipping, among some other things.
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yes. and if you carry the gene you have a 50 percent chance of passing it to your child and then if they have it they have a 50 percent chance of showing symptoms
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Sorry, but no, not as of yet. However, if you have good self-control and if you have understanding family and friends, you can live a totally normal life.
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It doesn't kill physically you should read the wikipedia thing on it
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It's estimated that about 200,000 people in the US suffer from Tourette's syndrome in 2009, which would be about 6.5% of the population.
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Scientists are not sure what the origin of tourettes syndrome is, right now the case might be the origin is anitbodies that attack the brain cellsa and the fluid nerve cells
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Criteria that are set by the American Psychiatric Association. The patient must have 2 or more motor or movement twitches. Common ones are eye blinking, head jerks or compulsive shrugging. They must have at least one phonic or sound twitch. Common ones are barking, papalia (repeating ones own words)…
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it is found on either chromosome 13 or 7
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semi-dominant--semi-recessive
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tics. a mixture of 2 or more motor tics and at least one vocal tic as the sole existence as either one may simply point to a general tic disorder. and the existe3nce of other disorders that often accompany tourettes may help point to tourettes as less than 40% of the time someone has "pure tourette…
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Yes. There are people who have both Tourette's syndrome and Asperger's Syndrome. Depending on the severity of each, sometimes Tourette's syndrome will be diagnosed before Asperger's Syndrome. Both conditions have echolalia as a possible symptom, so if it is diagnosed as an element of Tourette's syn…
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This depends on the severity of the Tourette's. If your Tourette's is mild, and it will not prevent you from firing a weapon or cause you to hurt a friendly, then yes. But you can't join if you require any kind of medication for it, and you can't join if you have a co-occurring comobrid condition s…
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The doctor will do some tests to make sure it isn't something else then they will ask questions and observe you. then if you have had the symptoms for longer than 6 months they will confirm it and give you your diagnosis.
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Tourette's Syndrome is a heriditary disease, not a contagious one.
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Nope. It is genetic-hereditary, meaning it is passed down through the family line. You can develop it, but that is very rare. It cannot be caught from others like the flu, because it isn't caused by a pathogen (a disease-causing organism, or a virus (which aren't organisms)).
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Tourette's syndrome is a genetic disorder and cannot be spread through the environment.
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Either chromosome 13 or 7. Mostly 13
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Well, there isn't a clear answer to that. I discovered that i had tourette syndrome when i was 7 years old. I would say i had moderate symptoms, never blurted words, but had many other tics. I bounced from Rx to Rx, never noticing any helpful effects. At the end of highschool my tics were limited ye…
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I wish! If it is really bad, you could probably persuade the council to give you a parking permit for disabled spots, but I don't think that that is likely.
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i am also confused about this
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I have Tourettes Syndrome and have been going to church all my life . There have been no problems regarding behaviour ,sometimes I get intrusive thoughts that I couldn't say in church but I can manage these so that i don't say them out loud . Im sure people with more severe tics may say thing out …
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6 months after they showed symptoms of having the disorder. kids can start showing signs as little as two
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they curse all the time. that it can be given to someone by contact with someone who has it. the kid who has it is a social outcast. kids who have it can't amount to things in life because it will hold them back.
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Wikipedia lists the number as one in a hundred children , but if this number is correct it is also quite frightening!
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Seeing as I am a teen with Tourette's here is a successful way! Get them books. Books are a BRILLIANT way of distracting a teen, and they actually improve your mind. Distractions, such as days out, books and TV all relax the brain, which reduces tic severity and number. If you notice your teen twitc…
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Tourette syndrome (TS) is a disorder which can be caused by genetics or certain environmental factors. There is a certain gene which is said to be involved with the onset of TS, but not everyone diagnosed with the disorder has a genetic mutation. When a genetic mutation is present, it affects the ch…
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No, Jim Carrey is a manic-depressive (bipolar disorder).
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Tourette Syndrome got its name from Dr. George Gilles de la Tourette who was a neurologist living in France.
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They estimate that about 200,000 Americans have a severe form of Tourette Syndrome. About 1 in 100 children show mild symptoms.
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Nonew answer: WRONG, shaking your head constantly doesnt hurt like running a marathon doesnt hurt, duh.  u shake ur head all day, go to sleep, then you wake up with a neck thats so sore you can barely move it, but ur still shaking ur head.  the other day it got so bad that whenever i twitc…
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I'd say about one in 4. Your boyfriend probably has a recessive gene for it. I assume you don't have a family history of it, and you probably don't have a gene for Tourettes. So if you do a Punnett square, the likelihood of having a child with Tourettes is about one in four.
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Tourette's syndrome has so many different aspects that no one medicine exists for all. Normally, it is broken down an a specific medicine is given for specific aspects. If that does not work then a Neurologist usually tests for a number of other issues first.
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It is hereditary so the only way you can get it is if someone in your family had the gene and you have it also.
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Tourette Syndrome can be treated, but cannot be cured. Tourettes can be treated by medicine, making the tics less noticeable and less frequent. If tics are severe enough, the sufferer may consider DBR (deep brain stimulation) this is a surgery that yet again, will not cure tourettes, but will make i…
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Very likely... the family/hereditery clue is often confused... families share the same environment, so will also be lead "poisoned"... Blood test can indicate poisoning. Treatment is to remove the individuals(s) from the contamination, and provide mineral suppliments blocking uptake of dangerous met…
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Tourettes Syndrom is a condition in the Nervous System
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Tourette Syndrome may be a condition covered by the Americans with Disability Act (1990) as amended (2008), if it substantially limits a life activity. In such a case, the person enjoys the protection for employment afforded by ADA. If otherwise qualified, an employer could be asked to make a "reaso…
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Make out? I assume you mean kissing. And the answer is very carefully. When a boy and girl like each other very much....you know the rest. Just because you have Tourettes doesn't mean you can't lead a normal life. Some people's tics are worse than others, but just because someone has Tourettes does …
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The physicall symptoms of Tourette syndrome (TS), include motor tics such as snapping, blinking, neck movements, twitching, profaine gestures, ect. There are also vocal tics involved with the disorder which include shouting out obsene language, throat clearing, barking, ect. If a person has some of …
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not if the swearing is part of their tic. everything about tourettes is involuntary. there really is no way to control it. you can try to condition yourself into saying different words. i have successfully done it once
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I have Tourette's, and just looking at that part, it can be hard. It depends on the severity of the disorder. First, there are motor tics and vocal tics. I have several motor ticks, but they're not as bad as they could be. I roll my eyes as a tic, move my eyebrows up and ears back, twitch my nose an…
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Tourette syndrome is characterized by uncontrollable vocalization
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yes, but it is rare
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Yes, the syndrome isn't confined to either gender only.
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Yes! Tourettes is hereditary. It usually passes through males, but it is common for females too. I'm a girl, but I got it from my dad and he got it from his. Now my brother is developing it. I have it the worst. My dad and brother have eye blinking where I'm all the way to head-jerking.
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They don't, obviously they would be positioned to a lower class due to their behavior, such as handicapped type of class, which is for people with physical and mental disorders.
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Sufferers of Tourette's Syndrome are largely accepted by society. But there are many misconceptions about their behaviour that it could be linked with drug abuse or mental retardation, despite being a neurological disorder with psychological causes and influences. Many in society also believe that d…
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Gilles de La Tourette, who explained it first to a small group of people.
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The life expectancy for someone with tourettes is no different than any other person of their same ethnicity, sex, or nationality.
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Kids with tourettes should be smacked twice a day.
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