tourette syndrome

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What is Tourette Syndrome?

Brain disease

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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
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How to overcome tourette syndrome?

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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.
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Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

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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, Tenex, and other medications that treat comorbid conditions such as OCD & ADHD.
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Is there a cure for tourette syndrome?

Tourette syndrome

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Is inherited disease with no cure but there is treatment for it
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What are the tests for Tourette syndrome?

TOURETTE SYNDROME

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DX is clinical : facial grimacing, head jerking,blinking, simple tics tocomplex tics,vocal tics.
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Can tourette's syndrome always be genetic?

Possibly

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Tourette's almost always has a genetic predisposition, but there are also environmental factors that affect the condition. In addition, certain types of brain injury can mimic this condition.
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Do they have a cure for tourette syndrome?

Syndromes differ

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As opposed to a disease where we understand some basic pathophysiology, a syndrome is a collection of symptoms for which there is no clear underlying mechanism. Therefore a "cure" is harder to come by. That said there is nothing that doesn't benefit from proper nutrition, a clean environment and balanced lifestyle. Check with an Environmental or Functional Doctor near you.
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At what age does tourette's syndrome start?

It can vary

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ADHD & Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder form a classic triad with Tourette Syndrome. ADHD symptoms often start first, at age 3-5. Onset of tics is ~ age 7.The range is age 3-8, with motor tics usually preceding vocal tics. Tics wax & wane, peaking in intensity ~ age 10, fluctuating in adolescence & often improving in early adulthood. See www.tsa-usa.org for guidance.
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What are the symptoms of Tourette syndrome?

Severe tic syndrome

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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.
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How do I know if I have tourette's syndrome?

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Tourette's has many symptoms. Obsessive thinking, poor social skills, motor movement problems (tics), complex tics, over focus, compulsions. Frequent strep infections may predispose to Tourette's syndrome. See http://intramural.nimh.nih.gov/pdn/web.htm Also see http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm for more info.
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