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Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

Tourette syndrome is a medical condition characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics, which are involuntary contractions of certain muscle groups.


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What causes people with tourette syndrome to shout out?

What causes people with tourette syndrome to shout out?

Tics: Patients with tourette have uncontrolled motor movements. When this involves the diaphram and chest it can cause barking, grunting, and expression of words. Often other motor behaviors are also occurring with head, face, throat, and neck involvement. This can be very disruptive and embarrassing. However, many learn to control and manage this even without the need for medication. ...Read more

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
283 doctors shared insights

Tourette Syndrome (Definition)

Tourette syndrome is a medical condition characterized by multiple motor and vocal tics, which are involuntary contractions of certain muscle groups.


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Can breath holding episodes be a symptom of tourette syndrome?

Maybe: It helps to actually see the behavior/movement but in my clinical experience I have com across an individual who has unusual breath-holding that seems to fit the picture of a tic disorder like tourettes. ...Read more

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TMJ syndrome (Tip)

TMJ syndrome

Yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and stress management can help ease symptoms of TMJ syndrome. ...See more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
once
Listen, listen, listen
once
Practice stress management and mindfulness
2x day
Do not be afraid to Ask for feedback
3x day
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What are the symptoms of tourette syndrome?

What are the symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Vocal and Motor Tics: Tourette's syndrome is a tic disorder that involves both motor (movement) and vocal tics. Tics are involuntary actions (vocal or movement) that occur mutliple times per day. Vocal tics can take the form of throat clearing, sounds or full words or phrases. Motor tics can be simple (shoulder shrug, forced eye blink) or complex (involving multiple muscle groups and a series of rapid movements). ...Read more

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What are the different signs of tourette syndrome?

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

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TMJ syndrome (Tip)

TMJ syndrome

Tmj syndrome can be caused by infection in the teeth/gums, poor muscle/nerve relation and trauma. ...See more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
Once
Wear a wrist brace at night
daily
Take pain medications as directed
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Use proper posture when performing tasks
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What are the tests for tourette syndrome?

TOURETTE SYNDROME: Dx is clinical : facial grimacing, head jerking, blinking, simple tics tocomplex tics, vocal tics. ...Read more

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