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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

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Neurologists! ocd, tourette syndrome, migraines, what can I do?

Neurologists! ocd, tourette syndrome, migraines, what can I do?

OCD, tourette: Find good psychiatrist, the one that devotes a lot of times for each visit and doe not hurry you out, one that consciously follow up with response to therapy-medications and adjust meds gradually compared to ones that keep your meds from month to month. Migraine can be consequence from the pain of OCD (which is part of bigger entity of anxiety disorder). Need be very very very patient. Add yoga ++. ...Read more

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What are obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) and tourette syndrome?

Somewhat alike: Both were thought to be closely related due to the anxiety and compulsions related to both but we are now rethinking this. Ocd usually more cognitive while tourette more motor but there's overlap. ...Read more

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How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

How can I deal with a son with tourette's, ocd, adhd, oppositional defiant disorder and intermittent explosive disorder?

Get expert help: Your son is very complex. So the meds will be too. But don't think of him as all these separate disorders. He really is 1 person w/ 1 complicated mental health dysfunction manifesting with symptoms of these various textbook diagnoses. I start with treatment of 1 problem, then move on to other issues. Each issue improved, makes the next problem easier to solve. He needs some success, and so do you. ...Read more

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My 9 year old has bipolar, ocd, and tourette's. Treated with .5 risperdone daily. His tics are uncontrollable. What meds/treatments would help?

My 9 year old has bipolar, ocd, and tourette's. Treated with .5 risperdone daily. His tics are uncontrollable. What meds/treatments would help?

Alpha agonists maybe: The Risperidone is a strong medicine as maybe through cautious advancing of the dose a resolution in symptoms could be attained. The judicious use of Clonidine or Guanfacine may help with symptoms as well although these interventions are not as strong as risperidone. In very severe cases low doses of haloperidol are a possibility although in practice this is not used in this age range commonly. ...Read more

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I am a 28 yr old male with tourettes, aspergers disorder and attention deficit disorder. How much carnosine would be excessive for me?

I am a 28 yr old male with tourettes, aspergers disorder and attention deficit disorder. How much carnosine would be excessive for me?

L-Carnosine, a: Naturally occurring dipeptide, can enhance brain frontal lobe function or be neuroprotective; significant improvements in language, auditory processing, socialization, awareness of surroundings, fine motor planning and expressive language. Dose depends on user's age, health, and several other conditions. 50-150 mg/d recommended but dose not established. The body makes it from our diet. Best regard. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old adhd, bipolar, odd responds violently to all types of meds! i need a hospital/doc that can help find the right meds? Diagnosed at 5 with aspergers, adhd, tourettes, mood disorder, odd. Risperidone worked for a year, strattera for 6 mos., and

Dysregulatoin: Many children with an underlying dysregulated behavior pattern and 'melt down' frequently, are subject to many medications but do not respondwell. The underlying problem is problem with an excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate. None of the meds you list work on that transmitter. Speak to your trating physician about medications that are glutamate blockers. I have had great success using thm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Parkinson's disease and tourette syndrome?

Read up: Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disease of a part of the brain that produces dopamine, and results in deterioration of movement and thinking. It generally affects older adults. Tourette's disease is an inherited disorder that generally shows up in childhood, and manifests with vocal and motor tics. The two conditions are different neurological illnesses with different treatments. ...Read more

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What is the difference between high functioning autism and aspergers?

Aspergers: There is really no such thing as high functioning autism. Watch these two videos to get a better understanding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=f5sfe6dqhro. ...Read more

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