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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
Ophthalmology 22 years experience
High: This is an inherited disease with environmental and genetic factors.
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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics 36 years experience
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
Neurology 53 years experience
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
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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Not at all: Multiple sclerosis is the classic demyelinization illness. It has no relation to tourette's.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
Psychiatry 43 years experience
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
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
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
Neonatology 37 years experience
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
ADHD and Autism 26 years experience
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
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 40 years experience
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
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
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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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
A Verified Doctoranswered
41 years experience
Tourette's by: Definition has to include a vocal and not just a motor tic. The vocal tic can be as minor as clearing your throat repetitively. So, if you have a voca... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Pattern: A simple tic disorder is often transient, lasting 6 mo or less or one that remains confined to a single pattern. Tourette is much more involved.It inv... Read More
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