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tourettes and magnesium

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
No: If you have a magnesium deficiency, muscle fasciculations (almost imperceptible muscle twiches) may occur. In severe magnesium deficiency, seizures a ... Read More
Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
No: Magnesium deficiency can cause problems related to the muscles, but it is not a cause of tourette's.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
22 years experience Child Psychiatry
Multifactorial: Although clearly a genetic disorder, the mode of inheritence for tourette's is complex, involving multiple defective genes, and perhaps even an interp ... Read More
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Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Details uncertain: We know that tourette's disorder definitely runs in families, but the specific genes involved have yet to be identified. In families with a strong in ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Roberts
46 years experience Pediatrics
Mostly: it is not classically inherited. Once thought to be an autosomal dominant disorder, now clearly more complex. A tendency to Tourette's is inherited, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not known: Tourette syndrome is a neurologic disorder of unknown etiology. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Meds for Touretts: There are many medications commonly used to treat tourette syndrome. Consult a neurologist or psychiatrist who has experience in dealing with tourette ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Tourette syndrome can be diagnosed at anytime before age 18. Tourette syndrome is any combination of verbal and motor tics. The initial vocal tics ar ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
For the OCD: Tourette syndrome, adhd & OCD are hand-in-glove. A specific form of cognitive-behavioral therapy called exposure-and-response-prevention is used for t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, it is possible -- but the child needs a comprehensive evaluation by a neurologist or child psychiatrist.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
No: Tourette's is not classified with diseases such as multiple sclerosis, and is a very different disorder. Such problems as visual loss, weakness, imba ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
See below.: Tourette syndrome is characterized by chronic motor and vocal tics beginning before adulthood. People with tourette's typically have repetitive, stere ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
Explain: explain what the symptoms are and that the person exhibiting them can not help themselves.thus there is no fault or blame
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