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Doctor insights on: Difference Between Tourettes Aspergers Ocd

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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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Doctors, what is the difference between tourette's and ocd?

Doctors, what is the difference between tourette's and ocd?

Tics: Tourette's will have a motor or verbal tic with the illness, while "straight" OCD will not. ...Read more

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Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Tourette & Aspergers: Due to the elusive genomic of both conditions, a concrete inheritance relationship has yet to be established. There is some evidence favoring a genetic link between tourette syndrome and autism. Since asperger falls in the autism spectrum, a link is suggested. Genetic counseling can help one to gain a better understanding of these conditions. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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What are signs of OCD tourette's?

Separate those: Criteria for tourette syndrome are multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic for at least a year with no tic-free period of more than 2 months. Obsessions are recurrent thoughts that cause distress because they are seen as inappropriate or intrusive. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors done to neutralize the anxiety-provoking obsessions. Adhd completes the classic triad. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have tourette's or ocd?

How to tell if I have tourette's or ocd?

See a doctor: There often can be what appears to be ocd in a person prior to the onset of the tics. If there are motor and verbal tics, then the diagnosis of tourette syndrome is clear. There can still be obsessions and compulsions. Seeing a pyschiatrist or neurologist is the best option. ...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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Can someone help me with this ocd/tourette's problem? Who can I talk to?

Can someone help me with this ocd/tourette's problem? Who can I talk to?

Start with...: Your primary care physician. Or you can make an appointment with a psychiatrist. There are people who specialize in ocd and tourette's so try to seek one in your area. There is help available if you seek it. ...Read more