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  • Tourette Syndrome And Chronic Tics
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    Tourette Kids Sometimes we are happy Sometimes we are sad Sometimes we get teased Sometimes we get mad Although we seem different When tics appear each day Remember this disease chose us And no the other way So if we jerk, or yell, or swear Please try not to forget It isnt us doing it But a disease called Tourette -- Jason Valencia -- Tourette 1986, 10 years old Living with Tourette syndrome gives a deeper insight to the highly misunderstood and understated disease, Gilles de la Tourette syndrom...
  • Research Into The Causes Of Tourette Syndrome
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    Tourette Syndrome, commonly called TS, is an inhereted brain disorder. Some characteristics of TS are uncontrollable body movements known as tics and uncontrollable vocal noises. All ethnic groups are affected and men are three to four times more likely to have it than women. Symptoms vary from pres on to person and also vary in how severe they are. Research into causes is ongoing and there is no known cure. Conditions associated with Tourette's include obsessive compulsive disorder, learning di...
  • Tic Disorder Of Tourettes
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    The Cursing Disease Tourette Syndrome was named for George Gilles de la Tourette, who first discovered the syndrome in 1885. Today there is still a mystery surrounding the disorder, it's causes and it's cures. But one of the biggest mysteries is an associated behavior called coprolalia. This symptom is the uncontrolled swearing or socially unacceptable utterances that some with Tourettes experience. Although despite the media's fascination, Tourette syndrome is not the cursing disease many belie...
  • Ts And Other Tic Disorders
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    Tourette's Disorder Table of Contents Tourette Syndrome And Other Tic Disorders Definitions of Tic Disorders Differential DiagnosisSymptomatologyAssociated Behaviors and Cognitive DifficultiesEtiologyStimulant Medications Epidemiology and Genetics Non-Genetic Contributions Clinical Assessment Of Tourette Syndrome Treatment Of Tourette SyndromeMonitoringReassurancePharmacological Treatment of Tourette Syndrome Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Family Treatment Genetic Counseling Academic and Occupation...
  • Patients With Severe Ts
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    Usually, the first symptoms of Tourette Syndrome are facial tics, commonly eye blinking. Other facial tics include nose twitching and grimaces. The next tic to appear will usually be some other minor motor tic such as foot stomping, head jerking, neck stretching, or body twisting and bending. Affected individuals may also have a vocal tic such as clearing their throat, coughing, grunting, sniffing, yelping, barking, or shouting. Few Tourette Syndrome patients also experience -the uttering of ina...

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