Top
20
Doctor insights on: Alcohol Effects On Tourettes Syndrome

Share
1

1
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?

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Carla Enriquez
301 Doctors shared insights

Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

A nervous system disorder involving repetitive ...Read more


2

2
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
How to know if I have tourette's syndrome?

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

4

4
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
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.

6

6
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.

7

7
Is there a cure for tourette syndrome?

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

8

8
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.

9

9
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.

10

10
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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 <.

See 2 more doctor answers
12

12
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.

13

13
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

14

14
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.

See 2 more doctor answers
17

17
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.

18

18
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.

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
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.