A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of tourette syndrome?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 41 years experience
Severe tic syndrome: Multiple tics associated with snorting, sniffing, involuntary vocalizations, and troublesome compulsive and aggressive impulses constitute the major features of gilles de la tourette syndrome. It is the rarest and most severe of the tic disorders that begins in childhood, usually as a simple tic. Hyperactivity and disorders of attention and perception are frequent. Intelligence does not decline.
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Dr. Jonathan Megerian
Pediatric Neurology 30 years experience
Vocal and Motor Tics: Tourette's syndrome is a tic disorder that involves both motor (movement) and vocal tics. Tics are involuntary actions (vocal or movement) that occur mutliple times per day. Vocal tics can take the form of throat clearing, sounds or full words or phrases. Motor tics can be simple (shoulder shrug, forced eye blink) or complex (involving multiple muscle groups and a series of rapid movements).
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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is tourette syndrome?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Brain disease: Ts is a neurobiologic condition involving the thalamus in the brain, caused by inheritance, but occasionally by panda's. It's main symptoms are complex(several muscle groups moving involuntarily to appease a sensory compulsion) tics or motor movements involving various body areas, including vocalizations (complex vocal motor tics).Occasionally ts is debilitating, but most often it's treatable.
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