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How is tourette's inherited?

How is tourette's inherited?

Multifactorial: Although clearly a genetic disorder, the mode of inheritence for tourette's is complex, involving multiple defective genes, and perhaps even an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. There is also clearly a genetic association between the triad of tourette's, ocd, and adhd, and i generally screen patients i diagnose with tourette's for concurrent adhd and/or ocd. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

A nervous system disorder involving repetitive ...Read more


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What are the causes of tourette?

What are the causes of tourette?

Not known: Tourette syndrome is a neurologic disorder of unknown etiology. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm. ...Read more

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How can I make my Tourette's go away ?

Tourette's. : There are medications available to help us control the symptoms of Tourette's. ...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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At what age does tourette's syndrome start?

It can vary: Adhd & obsessive-compulsive disorder form a classic triad with tourette syndrome. Adhd symptoms often start first, at age 3-5. Onset of tics is ~ age 7.The range is age 3-8, with motor tics usually preceding vocal tics. Tics wax & wane, peaking in intensity ~ age 10, fluctuating in adolescence & often improving in early adulthood. See www.Tsa-usa.Org for guidance. ...Read more

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Can self hugging be a symptom of tourette's?

Do you mean...?: Smith-magenis syndrome, right? Get the child seen by a specialist...Please. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk1310/. ...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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How young can you start seeing tourette's in children?

How young can you start seeing tourette's in children?

2 years of age: The onset of tourett syndrome is between 2 and 15 years in most of the cases. ...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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Is it true that people with tourette's can use swear words during their outbursts?

Is it true that people with tourette's can use swear words during their outbursts?

Absolutely: The formal term is coprolalia. It occurs in about 10% of people with tourette's disorder. Although dramatic in presentation, it is just one of the forms tics can take. The definition of tourette's is that the person has both motor and vocal tics, that is semi-involuntary bursts of activity. Many describe tics as sneeze-like: sometimes you can suppress them but often they just happen. ...Read more

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I study music and am currently writing my dissertation on music and tourette's sufferers. Is there any material I should read or people to contact?

Music and Tourette's: Hi, i would highly recommend reading about 14-15 publications listed on pubmed. To get them go to www.Pubmed.Com and put this phrase into the search term- 'music and tourette's , it talks about several papers about mozart's medical history etc. ...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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Does cbt work for tourette's?

For the OCD: Tourette syndrome, adhd & OCD are hand-in-glove. A specific form of cognitive-behavioral therapy called exposure-and-response-prevention is used for the ocd. Oppositional defiant disorder often accompanies the adhd. It is treated with behavior-modification & behavior management training for parents. Social skills group therapy & tutoring for associated learning disabilities are often needed. ...Read more

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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 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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How to explain tourette's to a 6 year old?

Explain: explain what the symptoms are and that the person exhibiting them can not help themselves.thus there is no fault or blame ...Read more