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Doctor insights on: Alcohol Effects On Tourettes Syndrome

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Would taking lsd have any negative effects on my tourette's syndrome?

Would taking lsd have any negative effects on my tourette's syndrome?

Yes: Lsd possibly affects serotonin receptors. Tourette's may be due to oversensitivity of Dopamine receptors. The relationship between serotonin and Dopamine is complicated.

In my opinion, anything disrupting neurotransmitters should be approached very cautiously, if at all, and definitely supervised by a doctor.

And, like with any street drug, can you even know it's really lsd? ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

A nervous system disorder involving repetitive ...Read more


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Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

Depends: Many children who will develop tourette syndrome (ts) may first seem to have "typical" symptoms of adhd at age 6 or younger, which may result in their receiving stimulants. The average age of diagnosis of ts is about 8 years. Stimulants can unmask tics, so it may look like they are the cause. If vocal and motor tics continue even when the stimulant is stopped or start later, it is still ts. ...Read more

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How to know if I have tourette's syndrome?

See a doctor: See a doctor and let them check you. ...Read more

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What is tourette syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What causes tourette syndrome?

What causes tourette syndrome?

Gene mapping in: Families with multi-generational GTS shows many mutant genes, alone or in combination, cause GTS. The complex patterns of inheritance & associated neuropsychiatric & neurodevelopmental disorders are on omim. Org/entry/137580? search=tourette%20gene&highlight=tourette%20gene. Until whole genome testing is affordable, a Chromosomal Microarray is the blood test most likely to detect GTS mutations. ...Read more

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How to overcome tourette syndrome?

See a doctor: Tourette's disorder is a neurological condition that begins in childhood. Although there's no cure, you can live a normal life span with tourette syndrome, and many people with tourette syndrome don't need treatment when symptoms aren't troublesome. In troublesome cases, you'll need a physician to evaluate you for the available treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for tourette syndrome?

Tourette syndrome: Is inherited disease with no cure but there is treatment for it. ...Read more

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Do they have a cure for tourette syndrome?

Syndromes differ: As opposed to a disease where we understand some basic pathophysiology, a syndrome is a collection of symptoms for which there is no clear underlying mechanism. Therefore a "cure" is harder to come by. That said there is nothing that doesn't benefit from proper nutrition, a clean environment and balanced lifestyle. Check with an environmental or functional doctor near you. ...Read more

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Can tourette's syndrome always be genetic?

Can tourette's syndrome always be genetic?

Possibly: Tourette's almost always has a genetic predisposition, but there are also environmental factors that affect the condition. In addition, certain types of brain injury can mimic this condition. ...Read more

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Are tourette's syndrome and OCD related in anyway?

Yes: Commonly, ocd, tourette's, and adhd may be seen in the same patient, to varying degrees. ...Read more

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Are there any good homeopathic remedies for tourette's syndrome?

No: There are no peer reviewed, evidence based studies supporting homeopathic remedies for tourette's syndrome. See dr. Barrett's excellent article on homeopathy at > http://www. Quackwatch. Org/search/webglimpse. Cgi? Id=1&query=homeopathy <. ...Read more

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Why tourette syndrome people have inappropriate sexual behaviors?

Most don't: Inappropriate sexual behaviors would be very rare for somebody with tourette syndrome unless they had a second problem. ...Read more

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Hi Doctors. How do I know if I have a minor case of tourette syndrome?

D/w your doctor: This is best discussed with your doctor. The guidelines for Tourettes recently changed.
A summary is here:
http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/tourette/diagnosis. Html ...Read more

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How do peoples tics begin when they are developing tourette's syndrome?

Varies: Some pts develop their tics gradually over many months. Others get tics suddenly. Sudden onset of tics suggests panda's (see my health tips). Most often a single muscle group or area tics. Then they may change to another. In severe cases multiple muscle groups get recruited in the tic. Finally, vocalizations may occur in a similar manner - from simple to complex and intrusive. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have tourette's syndrome?

How do I know if I have tourette's syndrome?

Wow.: Tourette's has many symptoms. Obsessive thinking, poor social skills, motor movement problems (tics), complex tics, over focus, compulsions. Frequent strep infections may predispose to tourette's syndrome. See http://intramural. Nimh. Nih. Gov/pdn/web. Htm
also see
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette. Htm for more info. ...Read more

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What are the health risks for someone with tourette's syndrome and takes ecstasy?

Depends: Any "street" drug is never what it seems. Unless you are 100% certain that what you are taking is "extacy, x, etc., ". ..That is, pure mdma... No answer any doctor can give would be accurate. Unless what you are taking is from a medical professional, you have no idea of what it really and truly is. ...Read more

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How does Tourette syndrome work?

Tourette Syndrome: Is an inheritable Neurodevelopmental Disorder, caused by gene mutations yet to be defined. Diagnostic criteria = multiple motor tics & at least 1 vocal tic for at least a year, with no tic-free period > 2 mos. It is often associated with ADHD, OCD & other anxiety disorders. It begins in childhood. See www. Tourettesyndrome. Net for complete information & tsa-usa. Org for resources & support. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tourette syndrome?

TOURETTE SYNDROME: Dx is clinical : facial grimacing, head jerking, blinking, simple tics tocomplex tics, vocal tics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tourette syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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How do I know if my son has tourette syndrome?

Motor Movements: First are involuntary motor movements. If there are complex symphonies of movements (arms, head & shoulders moving in stylized fashion) then mm is more serious. If complex movements are above & below waist, it is more severe. Finally if vocalizations are included in the tic complex, you've reached maximum complexity. If these tics disrupt behavior it's more worrisome. See competent expert for dx. ...Read more

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Why doesn't medicine help my tourette syndrome?

Do you mean your: Chronic motor &/or vocal tics have not responded to any medication prescribed by your neurologist or psychiatrist? Contact the Tourette Syndrome Association: tsa-usa. Org/aabout_tsa/aContactTSA. Htm. Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai & Weill Cornell SOM in NYC have TS centers of excellence. See http://www. Tsa-usa. Org/Medical/medical_main. Html for information on valid treatments vs. Chicanery. ...Read more

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Could tourette's syndrome get worse with stress?

Could tourette's syndrome get worse with stress?

Manage stress: Symptoms, such as tics, can be worsened with stress. The disorder itself is also a stressor, so it is important that good stress management techniques be utilized. ...Read more

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Is it important to treat tourette syndrome early?

Is it important to treat tourette syndrome early?

Yes: It's best to diagnose and treat early for best results later on. ...Read more

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Can you get Tourette Syndrome after the age of 7?

Yes: If you are concerned about Tourette's, see your doctor. There are other types of tic disorders which may be very common, and may resolve on their own. Tourette's is a particular type of tic disorder which also involves involuntary vocalizations. ...Read more

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What kinds of meds are used for tourette syndrome?

What kinds of meds are used for tourette syndrome?

Tourette: Typical & atypical antipsychotics, such as orap, haldol, risperdal, geodon (ziprasidone). Also, Clonidine & Tenex can be tried since they have fewer side-effects. ...Read more

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What are the different signs of tourette syndrome?

Tics: Multiple motor tics & at least one vocal tic that have lasted for at least a year. If there were tic-free periods, they lasted no longer than two months. A triad of tics, adhd & obsessive-compulsive disorders is usually seen. Language-based learning disabilities, habit disorders & mood disorders are common. Autistic disorder can co-occur. ...Read more

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Does tourette syndrome worsen at the age of eighteen?

Usually, no.: Tourette's syndrome usually peaks in mid-adolescence and improves in the late teens and adulthood. 10-15% of affected individuals will continue to have symptoms into adulthood. ...Read more

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What causes people with tourette syndrome to shout out?

Tics: Patients with tourette have uncontrolled motor movements. When this involves the diaphram and chest it can cause barking, grunting, and expression of words. Often other motor behaviors are also occurring with head, face, throat, and neck involvement. This can be very disruptive and embarrassing. However, many learn to control and manage this even without the need for medication. ...Read more