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what are the chances of a person with tourettes passing on the disease to their offspring

A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Lee
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
High: This is an inherited disease with environmental and genetic factors.
Dr. Scott McLean
35 years experience Clinical Genetics
It depends: It depends on the details of the family history. Tourette's is inherited in a complicated way that we don't completely understand, but we know that i ... Read More
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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
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
39 years experience Psychiatry
Not at all: Multiple sclerosis is the classic demyelinization illness. It has no relation to tourette's.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
42 years experience Psychiatry
Read up: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of a part of the brain that produces dopamine, and results in deterioration of movement and thinking. It ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Dads and Moms can: The causative gene has not been identified. Male:female ratio is 4:1; however, partial penetrance can occur in females. Therefore, a maternal family h ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Unclear: Studies show a complex inheritance, but autosomal dominant inheritance is mentioned, which is 50% or greater for offspring of affected parents
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lisa Rankin
25 years experience ADHD and Autism
Yes: Tourette's is classified as a neurological disorder. It can be a stand alone condition or coexist with others disorders like adhd or bipolar. Not ever ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Tourette Syndrome: Multiple motor tics & at least one vocal tic for at least a year, with no tic-free period of longer than 2months. Common comorbid conditions are adhd, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
25 years experience Pediatrics
Some: There is a chance of it being passed to the child especially if the child is male. On the other hand the child might not develop tourette's syndrome, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
39 years experience Psychiatry
Many routes: Tourette's symptoms may be modified using a variety of techniques. The best source of help are other people with tourette's. Groups of people (some wi ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unknown: It is likely there is a genetic pattern as well as environmental factors that just haven't been well worked out. So it is hard advice to give. All the ... Read More

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