Unanswered | Answered

Tourette's Syndrome

Parent Category: Mental Health
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.
Tourettes Syndrom is a condition in the Nervous System
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 ...
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...
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...
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
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...
Tourette syndrome is characterized by uncontrollable vocalization
Yes, the syndrome isn't confined to either gender only.
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.
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.
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...
Gilles de La Tourette, who explained it first to a small group of people.
The life expectancy for someone with tourettes is no different than any other person of their same ethnicity, sex, or nationality.
Kids with tourettes should be smacked twice a day.
no, as of now there is no cure for TS, but there are medications to help although they are usually reserved for the more severe cases because their side effects may out way the actual tourettes itself.
Typically, for life. If your really lucky you might find your twitches lessen a lot as you grow older, but that is rare. Most are stuck with it, and for a few it actually gets worse later in life.
Yes, but it only occurs in a very few people who have it.
If you can PROVE she drove him to suicide , maybe. If she just aggravated him to death, cahances are VERY slim.
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...
Yes, pot/weed slows down reaction speeds, so ADD(hyper and jumpy), will be brought down to normal energy level. Weed is not as good as amphetamines though.
Some of my friends claim it does help theirs, but I personally wouldn't use it to calm mine. There is a medication for it that is going to be 1. cheaper than pot, and 2. Legal.
Many nervous disorders can produce symptoms like Tourette's. Extreme stress can resemble Tourette's. Sometimes autism spectrum disorders will result in Tourette's-like characteristics.
i have tourrets syndrome and i can remember wene it sarted and what i did by i only have minor tourets but i can hol d it in like big couds or in class but u know ene you have it if you have an erge too like make noises and some time's you want to fling your arms like punching making your arm tight...
as of 2009, 200,000 ppl born in the US have TS which equates to less than 1%
scientist have found that there might be a mutation gene in a person with tourettes syndrome, but it is still unknown
No, Tourette syndrome is a human disease. There are some neurologicconditions in animals in which similar signs can be observed, butthe premonitory urges and recognition of the tics cannot beverified in humans. Therefore, while some animals may have outwardsymptoms similar to what may be seen in...
No... see "difference between ADD and OCD"
That depends if you are showing any of the symptoms.
Probably not. A nervous twitch could be a latent fear of the imminent rapture occurring.
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that normally occurs in childhood. People with Tourette Syndrome tic, and tics are repetitive movements that they can't control. People with Tourette Syndrome can grow out of it, and they can be just as successful as someone without Tourette Syndrome....
no. ive had tourette syndrome all my life and if anything im pretty quiet.
Determine the possible consequences of the person's actions. He may be capable of injuring himself or someone else intentionally or accidentally, particularly if he suffers from drug-induced psychosis. He may also become homeless due to his mental disorder. If you believe the person poses a risk to...
Yes. It can be used for Tourettes or vaginal infections.
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.
Tics seen in patients with TS can range in intensity, frequency, duration, type and complexity
Depression and self-esteem problems are common among persons with TS
Certain stressful processes during gestation (pregnancy) or at the time of birth may increase the chance for a person to develop TS
Sleep problems such as difficulty falling asleep, waking early, sleepwalking, night terrors and enuresis (bed-wetting) are fairly common in TS
some children have learning disabilities, intelligence is not impaired
Tourette syndrome occurs worldwide, in people of all racial and ethnic groups
There is no cure for TS
Ziprasidone is used to treat Tourette syndrome
Tourette syndrome is classified by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) as a "Tic Disorder."
Management of TS requires integration of behavioral, psychological and sometimes pharmacologic (medication) therapies
Recent estimates of prevalence suggest that TS occurs in one in 1,000 to one in 100 male children
Children with TS frequently have problems in school because they are teased by peers and misunderstood by teachers
There is no specific lab test or other medical study that can establish the definitive diagnosis of TS
It may predispose a person to TS
Once thought to be a rare disorder, TS is one of the most common genetic conditions
Although there is wide range of severity observed in TS, the majority of cases are mild
Facial tics, such as rapid blinking or mouth twitches, are the most common initial sign of TS
Tourette's is often associated with Tics. They are basically repetitive and uncontrollable outbursts of movements or speech. Most common are eyes that twitch or blink alot and even people who keep jerking their heads. There are many different kinds of tourette's though, as far as specific movements...
The main features of TS are repeated movements and vocalizations called tics. TS can also be associated with behavioral and developmental problems
Haloperidol, a dopamine receptor antagonist, has been the main drug used in TS treatment since the 1960s
Most people with Tourette's syndrome do grow out of it. It usuallymanifests itself at around the age of seven and peaks by 14. By theearly 20s it has usually gone away, although the OCD, ADHD,anxiety, or whatever else accompanies the Tourette's may lastthrough adulthood with the actual tics...
Tourette syndrome is also called Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome
Though symptoms can appear anywhere between the ages of two and 18, typical onset is around age six or seven
A French neurologist , Jean Marc Itard, described the first known case of Tourette syndrome in the 1825
The National Tourette Syndrome Association is in Bayside, New York
The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada is in Toronto, Ontario
A French neurologist , Jean Marc Itard, described the first known case of Tourette syndrome in the 1825
The disorder is named for another French physician, Georges Gilles de la Tourette
Usually schizophrenics have a flat, monotone voice. Sociopaths also don't have emotions.
Yes they can. People with Asperger's shockingly and usu. have a combination such as having Aspergers and OCD, or ADD, depression, anxiety, and Tourettes. In some cases developing schizophrenia can occur.
its a genetic thing, you either have it at birth or not at all. it usually expresses itself about age 4, but it can be younger or older. if it starts when you are older than 18, you have to be checked by a doctor as this might be something more serious.
It as first discovered by Danish physician Petra Jacobsen. It was discovered through genetic testing of children, thought to have genetic disorders. Its also referred to as 11q terminal deletion disorder
If you're permanently and totally disabled, you can apply to have your federal loans discharged. Having a medical condition does not entitle a non-disabled person to lower payments, but you may qualify for income-sensitive payments.
yes, if you have TS you are born with it, but you often don't know you have it until it manifests itself. usually between the ages of 2 and 18
No, not at all. Tourettes Syndrome is not dangerous at all. Someone with tourettes has occasional "tics" where their body jerks or they say something they don't mean to say. It is very difficult to control tourettes and scientists have only recently begun discovering how to help someone with...
If you're a pathological liar, you almsot never tell anyone the whole truth. This is true of things both important and trivial. You might make up stories to be more interesting, to keep people from learning anything 'real' about you or because you want or need attention. You are probably aware of...
If I am right, you are asking this question because you yourself have the condition and what to avoid your child having it too. So I must say that as with ANY genetic condition, there is NO WAY to limit the chances of having a positive child. It is all just luck, like a game of Russian Roulette, but...
Tourette's Syndrome is a genetic disorder. If you have it, it will almost always have shown symptoms by age 5.
Yes, almost certainly the way to test this is to try and prevent yourself from doing it then if you eventually have to do it then, yes
Something that is not a quiet job. Teaching is a great choice, so long as you can focus and have the kids understand that what you are doing is something that they can't be controlled.
No. Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder, typically caused by an abnormally structured basal ganglia and prefrontal cortex. It may also be related to levels of noradrenalin, seratonin and dopamine in the brain. It is not a mental disorder. Evidence suggests that individuals with...
There are tests, but it is usually quite obvious, twitching, strange noises. But none of this is evident in the persons sleep. The twitching and noises are going to be consistent.
Vocal tics include throat clearing, grunting, snorting, squeaking, sniffing, coughing, humming, barking, spitting and virtually any repetitious vocal noise that is not a recognizable word. They are also repetitious in nature and vary in intensity, sometimes being said just under the breath, other...
Tics are classified as either simple or complex. Simple motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements that involve a limited number of muscle groups. Some of the more common simple tics include eye blinking and other eye movements, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder...
It doesn't feel like anything, it feels like a muscle spasm. It is uncontrollable.
There's no evidence of such.
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.
Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that can cause behaviorial outbursts and has no permanent cure and no Mozart did not have Tourette Syndrome he had ADHD.
Tourette Syndrome is, often (depending on severity), not a fun condition to have. Many sufferers may be unwilling to put themselves in spotlight. That being said, there are documentaries of interviewed Tourette's sufferers, one called 'I swear I can't help it'. Such documentaries are usually quite...
Most people understand it as a disease that makes you shout out random things and most commonly, people with Tourette's will shout out curse words at adulthood during any type of random conversation. For example, if you were to say, "May I sing a song for you?" (Stealing from dick figures) Instead...
No, they originate from an inherited neurological disorder. You don't get to blame society for your messed-up genes.
You have finally grown up. But you don't ever get excited is the sign of insane. A person is mentally disturbed and he does not know who he is. Such a person is mentally and physically is exempted for ever from excitement.
"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.