Tourette's Syndrome

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.

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How do you get tourettes?

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 genetic, and you can't "catch" tics from someone.

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I have Tourette's and a PhD in neuroscience

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Are people with Tourette Syndrome accepted by society?

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 due to their sometimes aggressive movements and tics that they are violent, while others believe that they are attention seeking through pretending to have involuntary movements.

In reality their actions are involuntary and their severity is subject mood and environment at the time. It is a disorder which can be moderated with medication and psychological treatment and sufferers do not, on average suffer from any other psychological illnesses as a result from the disorder. They are mentally stable individuals.

It is best to fully research the true causes of Tourette's Syndrome and it's symptoms and not to base your judgments on biased views such as within the media.

People with Tourette's are no different than anyone else! These days my brother can't do things that other people do like go to the movies and stuff like that. people always think that Tourette's is when people just scream curse words but its not only that so if you see someone that you think may have Tourette's don't stare them down just look at them as if you look at any other person because i get very aggravated with people when they make fun of people that are just like them especially since my brother has Tourette's!

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Who discovered tourette syndrome?

who mama me lo webos!!

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Has tre cool got tourettes?

Not at all hes just crazy =]

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Did tourettes guy really die?

Maybe

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Is there a cure for tourettes?

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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How should people act towards children with tourettes syndrome?

No, you should not smack them. People should be nice to these kids with them, they are human too. They should be nice to these kids because they cannot control it.

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How is tourettes diagnosed?

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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What causes Tourette's Syndrome?

Genetic factors are believed to play a major role in the development of TS. Non-genetic factors are also believed to contribute to the development of TS. In about 10-15% of cases, TS is not genetic.

For the source and more detailed information concerning this subject, click on the related links section indicated below.

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What are the signs and side effects of Tourette's Syndrome?

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 cases do not include such unusual speech.

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How do people with tourette's syndrome make out?

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 not automatically mean they can't do what everyone else does...Trust me. I would know. I look like I'm having a severe case of the hiccups or mini seizures, but I can do everything just as well as you.

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What are 3 myths about tourettes syndrome?

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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What does tourette syndrome do to a person?

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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Can people with Aspergers Syndrome also have symptoms of Tourette Syndrome?

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.

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Does Tourette syndrome affect sleep?

Sleep problems such as difficulty falling asleep, waking early, sleepwalking, night terrors and enuresis (bed-wetting) are fairly common in TS

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Are the tics in Tourette syndrome all the same?

Tics seen in patients with TS can range in intensity, frequency, duration, type and complexity

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Is Tourette's syndrome a hard disease to get?

Tourette's Syndrome is a heriditary disease, not a contagious one.

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How long do people live with tourette syndrome?

they live up to 80 years

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Can people with tourette syndrome have kids?

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 anxiety.hope this helps

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Do animals get Tourette syndrome?

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 humans with Tourette syndrome, the condition in animals is not considered to be the same.

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What is Tourette's Syndrome?

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.

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How long can tourettes syndrome last?

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.

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Is there a syndrome that can appear to be tourette's syndrome?

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.

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What is the life expectancy of someone with Tourette Syndrome?

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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What number of chromosomes are affected in tourette syndrome?

Either chromosome 13 or 7. Mostly 13

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