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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Transient Tic Disorder

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Tics are clinical findings that involve repetitive jerky motor movements of discrete muscle groups. Vocal tics result in the creation of sounds such as cough, grunting, ...Read more


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How does one differentiate between tourettes syndrome or a tic disorder?

How does one differentiate between tourettes syndrome or a tic disorder?

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 involves a vocal component , which could be as simple as throat clearing or a noise, and the motor component often changes over time and varies in intensity. Tourettes is a lengthy process lasting years. ...Read more

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What is the difference between chronic motor tic disorder and movement disorders?

One of many!: Professionals use the term movement or motor disorders to identify a group of neurological disorders with a common denominator: they all have some kind of abnormal movements. Persistent or chronic tic disorder is only one of these movement disorders. Individuals with this disorder have one or several persistent tics for at least one year. Usually, this conditions starts before 18 years of age. ...Read more

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If I take clonazepam for motor tic disorder should I discontinue it before climbing Kilimanjaro?

See your physician: If the Klonopin (clonazepam) is controlling your tic disorder without any side effects of increased sleepiness or altered thinking, then there may not be a good reason to discontinue. Discontinuing such medications after prolonged use can be dangerous. Discuss with your physician before making any medication changes. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a682279.html ...Read more

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How long does tranxene (clorazepate) take to remove all symptoms such as tic disorder. Also does it cure or just suppress? My body hurts and got tics and anxiety

How long does tranxene (clorazepate) take to remove all symptoms such as tic disorder. Also does it cure or just suppress? My body hurts and got tics and anxiety

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as tics, anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

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Do I have a tic disorder if I blink when tired?

No: That usually is a sign of tiredness. But have your doctor examine an evaluate you. ...Read more

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Do I have chronic tic disorder or mild tourette's, or are they the same?

Hard to say: To be a "Tourette" sufferer you would need to have a pattern of uncontrolled movement/events that fulfills the multiple pieces of this affliction.This includes vocal/throat/oral events as well as motor activity. Tourettes by definition are chronic, but you can have a chronic tic (>6mo) that is not Tourette. ...Read more

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Is there a doctor here that will help me and give accurate information and that will message back and forth to try and find what tic disorder i have?

Is there a doctor here that will help me and give accurate information and that will message back and forth to try and find what tic disorder i have?

The best diagnosis: Comes from meeting with a physician. A physician needs to both take a thorough history from you and examine you to get the right diagnosis. Also your doctor will discuss with you if any labwork or other tests will need to be done. ...Read more

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