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What are OCD and motor tics caused by?

What are OCD and motor tics caused by?

OCD MOTOR TICS: Obsessive-compulsive disorder is characterized by repetitive rituals to balance their obsessions. The cause is unknown. Motor tics are motor neuron disorders that can be classified as upper or lower characterized by muscle weakness, fasciculations, emotional lability, etc. With progressive degeneration . The cause is also unknown. ...Read more

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Dr. Jane Steiner
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Motor Tics (Definition)

nonvoluntary body movements (blinking, twitching) made repeatedly, rapidly, and suddenly. A person experiences it as irresistible but can suppress the movement briefly. Non-motor/vocal tics are sounds (sniff, grunt, bark, words). Tourette's Disorder is a combination of motor and vocal tics. Tics occur in 7% of children at any time, migrate, and come and go. 85% resolve ...Read more


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Are motor tics hereditary?

Are motor tics hereditary?

Yes and no: Motor movement disorders are usually inherited, but may also be acquired. Acquired tics are part of panda's, a neuroautoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the brain's thalamus. This is caused by an auto-antibody triggered by streptococcus bacteria in certain people. The susceptibility to have an autoimmune reaction is likely inherited as well. http://www.pedrheumonlinejournal.org/apri. ...Read more

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Are motor and verbal tics the most common symptoms of tourette syndrome? Are there any others?

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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Is palilalia and multiple motor tics equivalent to tourette syndrome?

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

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What are the symptoms of developmental delay of precise movements (fine motor movements)?

What are the symptoms of developmental delay of precise movements (fine motor movements)?

No progress: Initially the infant will not grasp things, will not use a pincer grasp to hold objects, then they won't turn pages of a book well, and will not hold a crayon or pencil properly, and the older child will not do delicate tasks or write well. ...Read more

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What are treatments for psycho motor impairment?

What are treatments for psycho motor impairment?

See below: Treating psychomotor retardation is generally linked with treating its underlying cause, which is usually severe depression or bipolar disorder. Treatment sometimes involves therapy; individuals who meet with therapists on a regular basis can sometimes progress beyond their illnesses and lead mentally healthy lives. In other cases, the nature of the disorder necessitates medication. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms accompany motor developmental delay (core movements)?

What are the symptoms accompany motor developmental delay (core movements)?

Lack of advances: Motor delay can be fine and/or gross motor delay, and gets evaluated at every pe. It starts with the baby not reaching for things, not holding their head up, and as they get older, the child will not manipulate objects well and will not stand or walk. Definitely a concern! ...Read more

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What are signs of OCD tourette's?

Separate those: Criteria for tourette syndrome are multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic for at least a year with no tic-free period of more than 2 months. Obsessions are recurrent thoughts that cause distress because they are seen as inappropriate or intrusive. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors done to neutralize the anxiety-provoking obsessions. Adhd completes the classic triad. ...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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What are all seizure disorders?

What are all seizure disorders?

Epilepsy Syndromes: Many epileptologists (neurologists who specialist in epilepsy) are working to change our language from "seizure disorder" to epilepsy so that patients and others loose fear of the word epilepsy and can find good information at places like www.epilepsy.com - there are likely as many forms of epilepsy as forms of cancer. To treat well, ask a doctor to help find the reason if having seizures. ...Read more

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What are tics associated with tourettes syndrome?

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What are tics associated with tourettes syndrome?

Combination of...: Motor tics(frequent involuntary movements such as shrugging of shoulder) and vocal tics such as clearing of throat. ...Read more

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Please tell me, are my many motor tics caused by my OCD and adhd?

Please tell me, are my many motor tics caused by my OCD and adhd?

Some: Most motor tics associated with adhd are related to medication side effects. Some tics, motor or other types are unrelated to either disorder. OCD tics would have an anxiety reducing component to them. See a doctor to get some professional perspective on this. ...Read more

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How are tics classified?

How are tics classified?

Complex issue: Most benign are nervous habits. Twitching nose, clicking nails, sniffing, clearing throat, all can be benign habits. If these accumulate and disrupt normal function, they are no longer benign. Vocal tics are most problematic due to being disruptive to others. Major motor tics include jerks of head and neck and face. These may also involve arms and feet or even total body. ...Read more

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What are some neurological disorders that affect handwriting?

What are some neurological disorders that affect handwriting?

Numerous: Can range from writer's cramp, a dystonia, weakness or numbness due to pinched nerve, micro-graphia in Parkinson's, shaking due to essential tremor, incoordination due to cerebellar lesion, etc., but even adverse effects of some medications, drugs, and alcohol. ...Read more

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What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

What are some sensory-related developmental disabilities?

See below: Sensory disability is common in autism, either excessive reaction to light, sound or touch but sometimes the opposite an unusual lack of sensitivity to painful stimulus. ...Read more

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What are autism and ADHD affected infants?

What are autism and ADHD affected infants?

Differences: I would look at the primary symptoms of social connection/disconnection. Autistic children are more difficulty to engage, establish eye contact, follow faces, learn familiar faces, and often don't coo or babble with their care givers. Adhd infants are usually quite social and interactive with their caregivers. In fact, because we give them so much attention, they may not even seem inattentive. ...Read more

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Are there effects of paralysis on speech? What are they?

Are there effects of paralysis on speech? What are they?

Depends on cause: That depends on where the paralysis is and the cause. ...Read more

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What are seizures?

What are seizures?

Bad brain activity: A seizure is an abnormal motor or sensory event that is caused by abnormal electrical discharges of the brain. Usually the brain can inhibit or suppress abnormal activity. However in certain disease states, genetic syndromes, scarring of the brain or acute infection or injury, the brain inhibition is lost and seizure activity will occur. ...Read more

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Why are motor neuron diseases so dangerous?

Why are motor neuron diseases so dangerous?

No cure.: There truly is no effective treatment, and often, the bulbar musculature is afflicted causing both swallowing and breathing issues, which promotes early demise. Main issue, in most cases, is the preservation cognitive function, allowing patient to witness the devastation and anticipate problems. (variant associated with front-temporal dementia may be less intense) bad disease. ...Read more

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What are fine and gross motor skills?

What are fine and gross motor skills?

Little vs. big: Fine motor skills involve small movements (fingers, toes, lips, wrists, tongue) such as picking up a raisin, grabbing a cup. Gross motor skills involve larger muscles (arms, legs, trunk, feet) and big movements such as running, jumping, hopping, walking. ...Read more

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Dr. Guillermo Philipps
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Tics (Definition)

Repetitive movements include motor tics such as lip smacking, head turning, jerking, or tremor : verbal tics such ...Read more