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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 ...Read more


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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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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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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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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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Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

Can mold or allergies be the cause of my niece getting symptoms of tourette syndrome?

No: There' absolutely no evidence that mold allergies, or any other allergy, would cause tourette's. Certainly you may have pulmonary complications from a mold allergy. The belief that an allergic reaction is the cause of development, psychological, or mental health problems is unfounded. This reeks of the belief that an MMR vaccine caused inflammation in the GI tract and lead to autism. Not true! ...Read more

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Can self hugging be a symptom of tourette's?

Do you mean...?: Smith-magenis syndrome, right? Get the child seen by a specialist...Please. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/nbk1310/. ...Read more

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Can breath holding episodes be a symptom of tourette syndrome?

Can breath holding episodes be a symptom of tourette syndrome?

Can't see it: By definition Tourette behaviors are repetitive,brief,involuntary movements that can be influenced but not controlled by the patient. Breath-holding is not brief and remains under too much patient control to be considered Tourette like. ...Read more

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