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.

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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...

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...

How would I know if I have tourette syndrome tic?

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...

What kinds of tics will a child with tourette syndrome (ts) have?

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...

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...
See the Dr who Dx'd. Adult onset TS is less understood than childhood onset but there are some treatments found to help. It's not dangerous and the meds can be, so bahavior therapy is a 1st thing. Neuroleptics and blood pressure meds can work. Here's info: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/tourette/detail_tourette.htm#262233231 and http://adulttourettes.tumblr.com/ Best wishes for success! Read more...
Medications. See a neurologist to discuss medications commonly used to treat tics, such as clonidine, giants one, climax roam. Read more...
Many meds. Sometimes it is difficult to find a successful medication which can stop the movements, and a series of med trials must be endured. However, if you can tolerate Orap, (pimozide) might be one acceptable choice. Find a movement disorder specialist and pursue this. Read more...

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...

Whats the diff. Between Tic/ twitching and Tourette syndrome? Are they the same type of disorder? Does TS cause brain damage? Does tic?

Tic disorders. Tourette syndrome is a type of tic disorder. No they don't cause brain damage. Here is an article for more details: https://www.evernote.com/shard/s5/sh/318baa42-bdb7-4391-9cbe-442258f54936/f2c270f1d22c3eae5c7eb8b29315fcc3 Take care, Read more...
Tics/Tourette's. Tourette's is an inherited neuropsyciatic disorder in childhood. It is characterized by multiple motor tics and at least one vocal tic. Tourette's is is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders. There is an assoc.with ADHD and OCD. They are caused by the brain and do not cause brain damage in of themselves. What kind of "twitch are you concerned about"? Read more...