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Vocal Tic Tourette
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
TBD : I'm not aware if hypnosis has been proven to be effective in the treatment of vocal tics from tourrette syndrome. In light of the fact that there is no cure for this condition and the fact that available pharmaceutical treatments can have unpleasant side effects, i would not object to a trial of hyponotherpay. Than have been said, one does not know if hypnotherapy will worsen the condition. ...Read more
While additional controlled trials are needed, habit reversal (hr), is safe, effective and a viable option. Hr sessions include instruction on awareness, competing response, and social support training. The
competing response involved diaphragmatic
breathing for 1 min contingent on the vocal
tics or their antecedents. Please see http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1284423/pdf/12723873.Pdf. ...Read more
Child with multiple motor tics now whisper repeats himself 50-100 time a day. People have said this is a vocal tic. Could he have tourette's?
Possible- good ?: Tourette's syndrome requires the triad of a tic disorder with attention deficit disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder. These features need to be present for at least six months. I hope this information helps. You should take him to see a neurologist. Good luck and well wishes. ...Read more
Many routes: Tourette's symptoms may be modified using a variety of techniques. The best source of help are other people with tourette's. Groups of people (some with physician oversight) exist online and also live. Check your region. ...Read more
Is it normal for people with tourette's syndrome to have violent outbursts instead of vocal or small motor tics?
Not typical: People with tourette's can have violent outbursts that may be tics - in which we would call "vocal tics, ' if the vocalization is stylized and repetitive. But these patients may also have temperament problems that are not tic related. Best to discuss temperament and vocal tics with your doctor. ...Read more
As a child i had motor tics. Now I have a vocal tic. Never both at the same time. Is it still considered tourette's?
Likely: The presence of one type of tic or another at various times is still consistent with tourette syndrome. ...Read more
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
Varies: Some pts develop their tics gradually over many months. Others get tics suddenly. Sudden onset of tics suggests panda's (see my health tips). Most often a single muscle group or area tics. Then they may change to another. In severe cases multiple muscle groups get recruited in the tic. Finally, vocalizations may occur in a similar manner - from simple to complex and intrusive. ...Read more
Does severe tic tourette decrease in time in teenagers? My son takes strong medicin and still his condition did not improve
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
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
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 more
Hard to say: To be a "Tourette" sufferer you would need to have a pattern of uncontrolled movement/events that fulfills the multiple pieces of this affliction.This includes vocal/throat/oral events as well as motor activity. Tourettes by definition are chronic, but you can have a chronic tic (>6mo) that is not Tourette. ...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
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 more
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
No, but some : behaviors associated with Tourette Syndrome increase the risk of repeated concussions. Since you have many questions about the course & prognosis of your Post-Concussive Syndrome, it would benefit you to seek a consult with a neurologist. ...Read more
Conceivable : ref:drugs.com chantix can cause numerous neuro symptoms like Psychiatric side effects have included insomnia (19%), abnormal dreams (9% to 13%), sleep disorder (2%), and nightmare (2%). Anxiety, depression, emotional disorder, irritability, restlessness, aggression, agitation, disorientation, dissociation, decreased libido, mood swings, abnormal thinking, it is conceivable to cause tics ...Read more
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
Reasons for adult-onset facial tics? No history of medication, no history of tics nor tourette's. Started at age 22
Can be: Motor tics, and simple tics are often seen before complesx tics in tourette's disorder. Symptoms can vary over time but usually have a peak around age 9 or 11. ...Read more
Signs: Palilalia is a speech disorder when one repeats normal words or sentences and can occur as a manifestation of tourette's. Motor tics or abnormal movements are also common symptoms of tourette's. Theses signs can be symptoms but are not equivalent with the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
7 y/o son with aspergers and tic disorder. Recently he started with palilalia (repeats self in whisper), does this mean it is tourette's?
Td: Technical definition of tourette's syndrome involves having more than one motor tic and at least a vocal tic. ...Read more
Wondering is it me OR do you think Zofran (ondansetron) can/does cause tics like Tourette's and anxiety? On 2xqday for nausea from meds and IVIG from MG.
Side FX of zofran (ondansetron):
That is a good question, and it is hard to know the answer. If you have never had this before, it makes the medicine suspicious.
It is possible that an antinausea medicine can cause little facial movements. It is not that common with zofran, (ondansetron) but you have to consider it. MG and IVIG do not cause symptoms like these. ...Read more