i am also confused about this
Understand that a trained psychiatric professional must evaluate the person if you choose to commit her. She must present obvious symptoms of mental illness or suicidal behavior for the psychologist to determine that Baker Acting the person is necessary.
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 bouts of tics or noise-making. There is no rhyme or rule to this.
If you are wondering how do people with Tourette's sleep because they might tic a lot in their sleep and can't stand it themselves the answer is they can! Most of the time.
Have you ever had a cough from possibly a cold that made you cough all night? Eventually you go to sleep and your parents might say you coughed in your sleep. Not quite the same with Tourette's but close enough. See they don't do it in they're sleep. It stops as your body relaxes. But sometimes people have trouble falling asleep.
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 brain down would be a good start to beating tics.
For a tic to occur a centre in the brain needs to fire triggering a muscle to move.
A majority of the brain is inhibitory; so it keeps most of the brain ready but not actually working unless it is needed.
With Tourette's the inhibitory function is decreased, so a brain center can fire and cause even a blink of an eye instead of being told to wait until needed. Part of the problem is that a center is too active, but it is also that the rest of the brain is not working properly. The rest of the brain should inhibit this overactive center but doesn't.
If there are toxic sedative chemicals slowing the brain down, the parts of the brain which keep other centers ready but not actually working, will not properly inhibited the centre, causing it to fire.
Therefor cutting out sedative foods that slow the brain down such as yeast, may then keep the rest of the brain working faster and able to control a centre more, from firing when not needed. It is also recommended taking Nystatin at the same time, this kills intestinal yeast. However you must change your diet in order for it to work.
You can find further information at the following website:
Yeast and Tourette's Syndrome by Bruce Semon, M.D., Ph.D., 2009,
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
No, you cannot cure someone who has Tourette's. You can manage it by psychobehavioral therapy, education, and reassurance. There are also medications that may lessen the effects of the disease.
tourette syndrome is by the tics in the brain that makes you do rapid moment or vocalization.
The essential features of Tourette's Disorder are multiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics. A tic is a sudden, rapid, recurrent, non-rhythmic, stereotyped, motor movement or vocalization. Tics may occur many times a day, recurrently throughout a period of more than 1 year. During this period, there is never a tic-free period of more than 3 consecutive months. The onset of the disorder is before age 18 years but some cases worsen in adulthood.
Tourette Syndrome is a connection in the nervous system that makes the person to make sudden movements and sounds (also known as tics) these tics can come in two forms motor and vocal tics
motor tics - are the sudden movements and twitches
vocal tics - are the sudden sounds
In some rare cases tics may require cussing of even hitting themselves over and over again violently but be cautious not to bring it up because it will just make matters worse
Tourette's syndrome or Tourette syndrome is a condition that usually sets in in young childhood and is characterised by tics, all uncontrolled by the person with the condition. Tics may be facial movements, arm movements, shoulder movements or neck movements (or others). Tics may also include vocal utterances, as equally uncontrollable to the patient as the movement tics. Vocal tics may include the utterance of random words, or the uttering of socially inappropriate words and phrases including swearwords. 'Uncontrollable' is not quite accurate as many people with the condition do feel the tic (movement or verbal) coming on but cannot feel relief again until a coming twitch is twitched or a coming shout is shouted. Thus the person with Tourettes who feels the tic coming can choose to delay the tic/opt not to allow the emergence of the tic, but this may result in worse ticcing later. Or, it may be that the the build-up of the feeling of the oncoming tic is so great that the tic has to be let out or the discomfort of holding it in would be too great. It is especially this latter sense that makes me call the tics of Tourettes 'uncontrollable'.
Social situations may be awkward for Tourettes patients. Awkward uttering of swearwords or rude phrases in public may occur, or odd wordless but audible noises like squeaks. The movement tics may be awkward too. They may be strange twitches, stretching of the limbs, shakes of the head or jerks of various parts.
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 about once a month. I smoked again and after that I didn't tic any more. Someone should do a survey of the small percentage of people with Tourette's who lost Tourette's and see how many were smoking marijuana around the time it stopped.
I suffer from Tourette's myself and I have scanned the wasteland for anything that can help me.
There is no full cure as of yet, but these methods are your best bet.
Results are as follows:
Mostly Dopamine blockers like Haloperidol and Risperidone.
They do work for some people but the side effects are normally just as debilitating as Tourettes.
Drowsyness is the most occurring.
Other than medication there is not much, there has been a treatment performed that is
currently not approved, it involves implanting electrodes in the brain and using a high and tuned frequency to regulate the brains electronic impulses, keeping the abnormal impulses shorted and the normal ones to do their thing. Its the same treatment they use for Parkinsons Disease and Dystonia/Tremors.
Its called Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS).
The trials are still underway, but all sufferers that have had the treatment have reported an improvement of near 100%, that's a good enough cure for me, but, as always, side effects should be looked up.
Hello, I also have TS. Medication only screwed me up more. But then i tried a yeast free, sugar free diet. My symptoms have decreased dramatically. Diet is the best solution.
Definitely! Sugar and caffeine are horrible for people with Tourette's. I was taken completely off cokes and sweets for a few months and my symptoms almost went away completely. but I'm a college student now so that didn't last long. Also, my mother always noticed when I was lying because the stress of hiding something from her would make my tics worse.
Yes, the syndrome isn't confined to either gender only.
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.
no she does certainly NOT
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.
Gilles de La Tourette, who explained it first to a small group of people.
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.
Kids with tourettes should be smacked twice a day.
It appears to be referred to as both. See: http://www.answers.com/tourette%27s?cat=health&gwp=11&method=3&ver=18.104.22.1689
It may predispose a person to TS
Probably not. A nervous twitch could be a latent fear of the imminent rapture occurring.
no he does not. he really should because not allot of people know about tourette's syndrome. if he would allot of people would understand more about it.
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 such as OCD or ADHD. You cannot join if your twitches disable you in any way, and if you have a serious twitch then you may be considered dangerous.
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.
Though symptoms can appear anywhere between the ages of two and 18, typical onset is around age six or seven
Certain stressful processes during gestation (pregnancy) or at the time of birth may increase the chance for a person to develop TS