Top 20 Doctor insights on: Probiotics for tourette syndrome
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Severe tic syndrome: Multiple tics associated with snorting, sniffing, involuntary vocalizations, and troublesome compulsive and aggressive impulses constitute the major features of gilles de la tourette syndrome. It is the rarest and most severe of the tic disorders that begins in childhood, usually as a simple tic. Hyperactivity and disorders of attention and perception are frequent. Intelligence does not decline. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tics: Multiple motor tics & at least one vocal tic that have lasted for at least a year. If there were tic-free periods, they lasted no longer than two months. A triad of tics, adhd & obsessive-compulsive disorders is usually seen. Language-based learning disabilities, habit disorders & mood disorders are common. Autistic disorder can co-occur. ...Read more
Many things: Some studies show that 1/3 of tourette's is result of a strep infection in susceptible people called panda's. Other 2/3 occur in patients with a family history of anxiety, ocd, or tourette's. Occasionally, medications are involved. See my health guides for articles, resources & links for ts. ...Read more
See a doctor: Tourette's disorder is a neurological condition that begins in childhood. Although there's no cure, you can live a normal life span with tourette syndrome, and many people with tourette syndrome don't need treatment when symptoms aren't troublesome. In troublesome cases, you'll need a physician to evaluate you for the available treatment options. ...Read more
Tourette: Most cases are mild & require no medications, can benefit from reassurance & psychobehavioral therapy (cognitive therapy, biofeedback) & education. Medications that are helpful for tics are; clonidine, orap, (pimozide) tenex, and other medications that treat comorbid conditions such as OCD & adhd. ...Read more
Yes.: Nothing about either disorder protects an indvidiaul from having both. In fact, some have suggested that risk of tourette's disorder may be slightly higher among patients with asperger's disorder than in the general population, although I'm not aware of studies demonstrating this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
No: I am unaware of specific known genetic relationships. Reaarch points to abnormalities in certain brain regions (including the basal ganglia, frontal lobes, and cortex), the circuits that interconnect these regions, and the neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine) which are associated with these circuits. ...Read more
Sometimes: This is a sodium channel blocker that is an anti-seizure but has an effect on other brain receptors. It can also increase amounts of serotonin, Dopamine and other neurotransmitters which may be why it is effective for the movements, mood and behavior disturbances associated with tourette. It is not the first choice however, and may even cause increase in tics. ...Read more
National Tourette gp:
There are several ways to get information. There may be a local grpoup that can be found by the internet.
The naational tourette syndrome society is located at 40-42 bell boulevard in new york. It is a central information source of information. Joining the tourette syndrome society will provide yoiu with information about treatement, research and informational meetings. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tourette's Syndrome: Tourette syndrome is a disorder with tics -- sudden involuntary behaviors like uttering syllables, words, or making motions. The tics are not usually complex sexual behaviors, but there may be certain gestures or explosive words with sexual connotations. The cause isn't known, but there can be abnormalities in certain brain areas associated with movement. Http://tinyurl. Com/lzr7aje. ...Read more
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
Is there any new treatments for vocal tourette syndrome. My friends' son is 18 and still has it, would it decrease after this age?
Tourette syndrome: There are several treatments and medications available to help with the symptoms associated with tourette syndrome. It's important to have routine follow up with a psychiatrist or psychologist to work on behavioral techniques and also psychiatrist or general practitioner who is familiar with the medications used to improve symptoms. ...Read more
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer