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Long term effects from tics and tourettes?

Long term effects from tics and tourettes?

Depends: Most individuals who experience tics in childhood will have them disappear as they grow older. Statistically, 1/3 will outgrow the tics while another 1/3 will continue to have a few tics that come and go. Less than 1/3 will have a severe case that has a significant impact on their lives. Most tics are harmless and the most troubling symptoms are co-occurring symptoms of adhd, depression or ocd. ...Read more

Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more


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How long does it take haldol (haloperidol) to work on the tics of Tourette's syndrome?

How long does it take haldol (haloperidol) to work on the tics of Tourette's syndrome?

Quick: The onset of action would be expected to be anwhere from about an hour to a couple of days, provided the dose is right. ...Read more

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Are tics that are caused by medication side effects also called tourette's syndrome?

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. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of tourettes syndrome?

Ttourette: There are no other effects of tourette's except what may be associated psychologically due to its impact on the person's place and feeling in society. ...Read more

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Can vocal tic tourette decrease in teenagers?

Yes: Tics in general become less frequent when children are out of school. Most children outgrow their tics. ...Read more

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Is there any reliable way to control tics with tourette's?

Is there any reliable way to control tics with tourette's?

Some Help with Meds: The motor and vocal tics associated with tourette's are usually controlled to some extent by medications. Thie treatment usually does not completely control tics but usually results in some improvement. It is also helpful to educate others surrounding the person about the nature of tourette's so that the person will feel more comfortable when tics occur. This may help reduce the severity of tics. ...Read more

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Does everyone with motor tics have tourette's?

Does everyone with motor tics have tourette's?

NO: We have simple tics (habit spasms) sometimes complicated affecting more than one focus and sometimes accompanied by vocal sounds. A fairly uncommon form usually inherited and occurring in childhood consisting of motor tics, vocal sounds and accompanied by involuntary utterances of obscenities is called tourette syndrome, the distinction is not always clear. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have tourette syndrome tic?

Severe worsening: Tic disorders are usually benign. In rare cases they can accumulate, involve vocalizations, disrupt social settings and worsen over more than a year. They are then referred to as tourette syndrome. This is named after gilles de la tourette who was a character in a french novel with similar features. This is rare and hard to manage. Tic disorders can respond to distraction and calming. ...Read more

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What kinds of tics will a child with tourette syndrome (ts) have?

Motor and vocal tics: Diagnostic criteria for tourette syndrome includes the presence of 2 or more motor tics and 1 or more vocal tics that start before the age of 21 and have been present for at least 12 months. The tics may come and go and may be simple or complex. There also should not be any medical cause for the tics. ...Read more

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My son is 16 yold and has vocal tic tourette is there hope of cure?

My son is 16 yold and has vocal tic tourette is there hope of cure?

Yes: While being taught never to say never it will take genetic manipulation to cure tourette's syndrome. Having said that, there is treatment to minimize the symptoms and improve the quality of one's life.

Vocal tics change over time and the combination of behavioral and pharmacotherapy does work with encouragement and vigilance. Please meet with your neurologist to develop a plan of action. G.L. ...Read more

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Could motor and verbal tics be the only symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Main symptoms: These are the hallmark of tourette's and should be present before the age of 18. The tics ususally start very simple but may become more complicated. Most cases of tourrette's are mild and do not pose significant barriers to leading a productive life. There can be comorbid disorders like adhd, ocd, impulsivity or mood disorders. These other disorders often pose more of a problem than the tics. ...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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Are motor and verbal tics the most common symptoms of tourette syndrome? Are there any others?

Yes: Tourette syndrome is defined as having the presence of multiple motor plus vocal tics lasting longer than 1 year with onset prior to 18 years old and not caused by another medical condition or medication. Adhd, ocd, anxiety and learning disorders are commonly associated with tourette syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?

Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetitive. But these patients may also have temperament problems that are not tic related. Best to discuss temperament and vocal tics with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with tourette syndrome in 2012. Ever since I find it really hard to stop the tics that I have. Is there anything I can do.

Go to Neurologist: There are a number of available treatment options for "Tics" that have been studied in controlled trials including Dopamine D2 receptor antagonist therapy, Dopamine agonist, Habit reversal therapy. There are many other drugs that have not been studied but may be helpful Guanfacine, Clonidine, Norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors, Botox, Baclofen, Tetrabenzine, Benzos. SSRIs ect. Go to Neuro or Psych ...Read more

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Child with multiple motor tics now whisper repeats himself 50-100 time a day. People have said this is a vocal tic. Could he have tourette's?

Child with multiple motor tics now whisper repeats himself 50-100 time a day. People have said this is a vocal tic. Could he have tourette's?

Possible- good?: Tourette's syndrome requires the triad of a tic disorder with attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These features need to be present for at least six months. I hope this information helps. You should take him to see a neurologist. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more

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I have moderate tourette's disorder how can I control my vocal tic's?

Many routes: Tourette's symptoms may be modified using a variety of techniques. The best source of help are other people with tourette's. Groups of people (some with physician oversight) exist online and also live. Check your region. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Does severe tic tourette decrease in time in teenagers? My son takes strong medicin and still his condition did not improve

Does severe tic tourette decrease in time in teenagers? My son takes strong medicin and still his condition did not improve

Yes in some patients: The period in which tic severity is the greatest is between 8 and 12 years of age, and half of children are tic free by age 18 years. ...Read more

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Does hypnosis help patients with vocal tic tourette?

Does hypnosis help patients with vocal tic tourette?

TBD: I'm not aware if hypnosis has been proven to be effective in the treatment of vocal tics from tourrette syndrome. In light of the fact that there is no cure for this condition and the fact that available pharmaceutical treatments can have unpleasant side effects, I would not object to a trial of hyponotherpay. Than have been said, one does not know if hypnotherapy will worsen the condition. ...Read more

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How do we know if severe vocal tic tourette is genetic or not?

How do we know if severe vocal tic tourette is genetic or not?

Family history: If it's genetic, there may be a family history of motor/vocal tics, ocd, or anxiety. Also a family history of rheumatic disease may predispose to acquired tics (panda's). ...Read more

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When do your symptoms of tics become called tourette syndrome?

Sounds: By definition, using the psychiatric book called the dsm iv, the diagnosis of tourette's disorder is given when a person has tics that make sounds, like throat clearing, making words or snorting. It is very unusual to have actual words and even more unusual to say bad words. Most commonly, throat clearing and nose snorting noises occur. That is why it can be confused with allergies at times. ...Read more

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Reverse habit therapy does it work for severe vocal tic tourette?

Reverse habit therapy does it work for severe vocal tic tourette?

Yes: While additional controlled trials are needed, habit reversal (hr), is safe, effective and a viable option. Hr sessions include instruction on awareness, competing response, and social support training. The
competing response involved diaphragmatic
breathing for 1 min contingent on the vocal
tics or their antecedents. Please see http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1284423/pdf/12723873.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can tics/Tourette's affect your concussion recovery or make it worse in any way?

Can tics/Tourette's affect your concussion recovery or make it worse in any way?

No, but some: Behaviors associated with Tourette Syndrome increase the risk of repeated concussions. Since you have many questions about the course & prognosis of your Post-Concussive Syndrome, it would benefit you to seek a consult with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can chantix cause tics in someone w tourette's? I read that it releases dopamine.

Conceivable: Ref:drugs. Com chantix can cause numerous neuro symptoms like Psychiatric side effects have included insomnia (19%), abnormal dreams (9% to 13%), sleep disorder (2%), and nightmare (2%). Anxiety, depression, emotional disorder, irritability, restlessness, aggression, agitation, disorientation, dissociation, decreased libido, mood swings, abnormal thinking, it is conceivable to cause tics ...Read more

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Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's. Started at age 22

Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's. Started at age 22

Maybe not tics: Would consider possibility of facial myokymia, and even the entity of "hemifacial spasm". Focal motor seizures might be cause. If just localized "tics" over one side of face, unlikely to be tourette's. Advise visit to neurologist, get examined and pursue etiology. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for tic tourette syndrom?

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Is there any treatment for tic tourette syndrom?

Yes: There are several different medications available. See your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Is an arm tic a common sign of tourette's syndrome?

Can be: Motor tics, and simple tics are often seen before complesx tics in tourette's disorder. Symptoms can vary over time but usually have a peak around age 9 or 11. ...Read more

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Is palilalia and multiple motor tics equivalent to tourette syndrome?

Signs: Palilalia is a speech disorder when one repeats normal words or sentences and can occur as a manifestation of tourette's. Motor tics or abnormal movements are also common symptoms of tourette's. Theses signs can be symptoms but are not equivalent with the diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

A nervous system disorder involving repetitive ...Read more