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  • Tourette's Syndrome
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    In the 1920's, Leonard Lowe is a normal ten year old boy who is attacked by a mysteriously crippling disease. The onset of the disease manifests itself in periods of what I can only term suspended animation. At one moment, the victim is engaging in a normal activity, and at another he appears to be a living statue. Early in the disease, these periods of suspension last anywhere from a few moments to a few hours, and eventually, the victim is trapped seemingly forever in the statue phase. Only ce...
  • 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...
  • Examples Of Simple Tics
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    "Tourette's Syndrome is not the end of the world. We all suffer in some ways; some of us suffer more then others. But before you complain about your problem, think of people who suffer more than you do. Think of what you gain from experience, you learn to be a far more caring individual". Tourette's syndrome is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal sounds called tics. Tourette's Syndrome affects all ages and is prominent duri...
  • People With Tourettes Syndrome
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    Tourettes Syndrome is an inherited, neurological disorder characterized by tics. Tics are involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or verbal communication that occur frequently in the same way. There are many other movements that occur; some of which are twitching, loud noises or vulgar language. Verbal tics are not a common occurrence. This is the most common in public places that the unknown public associates with the disease. Tics are classified into two categories: simple and complex. The Simple...
  • Symptoms Tourette Syndrome
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    Tourette syndrome Description and Incidence Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome is one of a number of tic disorders usually first diagnosed in infancy, childhood, or adolescence. The Tic Disorders can be distinguished from one another based on duration and variety of tics and the age at onset. Tourette's Disorder has duration of more than 12 months. The estimated incidence of Tourette's ranges widely but is probably four to five individuals per 10,000. It occurs two to three times more frequently in ...
  • Onset Of Tourette Syndrome
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    Tourette Syndrome Tourette Syndrome was named for Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the syndrome in 1885. Although the disease was identified in 1885, today in 1996, there still is a mystery surrounding Tourette Syndrome, its causes and possible cures. Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that researchers believe is caused by and abnormal metabolism of the neurotransmitters dopamine and serotonin. It is genetically transmitted from parent to child. There is a fifty perce...
  • Vocal Tics Present At Some Time
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    Tourette Syndrome What is Tourette Syndrome? Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by tics-involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way. Diagnostic criteria include: Both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics present at some time, although not necessarily simultaneously; The occurrence of tics many times a day (usually in bouts) nearly every day or intermittently throughout the span of more than one year. Periodic chang...

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