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What Is The Probability Of Passing On Tourettes To An Offspring
I have a drug/nicotine screening coming up.. I use the nicotine patch for Tourette's syndrome. Will I pass since I have Dr.'s recommendation?
Arrive prepared: I would bring along the medication package which has your name and the prescribing doctor's name, and I would also bring a printout from the pharmacy with a six or twelve month prescription history so that those testing you can see that clearly this is being prescribed to you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Multifactorial: Although clearly a genetic disorder, the mode of inheritence for tourette's is complex, involving multiple defective genes, and perhaps even an interplay of genetic and environmental factors. There is also clearly a genetic association between the triad of tourette's, ocd, and adhd, and i generally screen patients i diagnose with tourette's for concurrent adhd and/or ocd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Absolutely: The formal term is coprolalia. It occurs in about 10% of people with tourette's disorder. Although dramatic in presentation, it is just one of the forms tics can take. The definition of tourette's is that the person has both motor and vocal tics, that is semi-involuntary bursts of activity. Many describe tics as sneeze-like: sometimes you can suppress them but often they just happen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I study music and am currently writing my dissertation on music and tourette's sufferers. Is there any material I should read or people to contact?
Music and Tourette's: Hi, i would highly recommend reading about 14-15 publications listed on pubmed. To get them go to www.Pubmed.Com and put this phrase into the search term- 'music and tourette's , it talks about several papers about mozart's medical history etc. ...Read more
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We don't know: The risks and damage from mdma in humans is not fully understood. It isn't possible to give a person mdma and then be able to examine the various parts of the brain microscopically. According to dr. Joseph coyle, one dose of mdma produces permanent changes in the cerebellum in rats and mice. Mdma, as it can lead to unpredictable consequences, should be completely avoided. Are we smart or stupid? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Wow. : 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. ...Read more
For the OCD: Tourette syndrome, adhd & OCD are hand-in-glove. A specific form of cognitive-behavioral therapy called exposure-and-response-prevention is used for the ocd. Oppositional defiant disorder often accompanies the adhd. It is treated with behavior-modification & behavior management training for parents. Social skills group therapy & tutoring for associated learning disabilities are often needed. ...Read more
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