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Doctor insights on: Long Term Effects From Tics And Tourettes

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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. Carla Enriquez
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Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

From the Tourette Association of America comes the following definition: “Tourette Syndrome is one type of Tic Disorder. Tics are involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations. They are the defining feature of a group of childhood-onset, neurodevelopmental conditions known collectively as Tic Disorders and individually as Tourette Syndrome, Chronic Tic Disorder (Motor or Vocal Type), and Provisional Tic Disorder. The three Tic Disorders are distinguished by the types of tics present (motor, vocal/ phonic, or both) and by the length of time that the tics have been present. Individuals with Tourette Syndrome (TS) have had at least two motor tics and at least one vocal/ phonic tic in some combination over the course of more than a year. By contrast, individuals with Chronic Tic Disorder have either motor tics or vocal tics that have been present for more than a year, and individuals with Provisional Tic Disorder have tics that have been present for less than a year”. Most state there is no cure but- As we learn more about the role of strep and other infections in Paediatric autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disease we must consider that every child with Tourette deserves an evaluation to rule out this treatable cause of illness. Review this site ...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

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