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What is tourette syndrome
Tourette syndrome is known as a nervous system disorder that often begins during an individual’s childhood. However, tourette syndrome may include abnormal repetitive movements or sounds that may not be able to be controlled. These unwanted movements and sounds are referred to as tics. However, when an individual constantly blinks their eyes, move their shoulders or head, or even yell out offensive words, this may be known as tourette syndrome. When an individual experiences unwanted movements or tics, many individuals may wonder if this is tourette syndrome. Read below to find many commonly asked questions regarding tourette syndrome that has been answered by Experts.
What are tourette syndrome symptoms?
Often the common symptoms of tourette syndrome may be referred to as sudden or fast movements and sounds. Often, these symptoms may vary from person to person and may become mild or severe. Severe symptoms of tourette syndrome may often affect a person’s ability to communicate and live a normal life. These symptoms may be referred to as tics, and tics may come in two different classifications; simple tics and complex tics. Simple tics may often just include fast and sudden movements and sound that limit the amount of muscle groups where as complex tics are different, synchronized patters of movements and sounds that include many muscle groups.
What are the tourette syndrome causes?
In some cases the exact reason for tourette syndrome may still be unknown, and many individuals are not aware on how to prevent this syndrome. However there are some theories about this syndrome, these include:
• Genetic this may be where the individual has inherited this syndrome from a family member.
• Brain abnormalities which may be were certain chemicals that are located in the brain send out nerve impulses known as neurotransmitters as well as dopamine and serotonin.
Is there a connection between tourette syndrome and schizophrenia, and can an individual be at risk of schizophrenia if a relative has it?
In some situations tourettes syndrome may often be connected with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as some believe tourette syndrome is connected with
(attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) as well. However, genetics may often be common in both diseases, however when an individual has tourettes syndrome this does not always mean that the individual will develop schizophrenia.
Where can an individual get deep stem brain stimulation and how much would this cost for an individual with severe tourette syndrome?
In some situations,
deep brain stimulation
is known as a surgical procedure that is done in order to help control symptoms of tremors, and slow movements as well as currently approved by the FDA (food and drug administration) for some diseases such as
’s, Essential tremor and Dystonia. However there have been some cases where deep brain stimulation has helped control some symptoms of tourette syndrome, however this treatment is still experimental.
Tourette syndrome may be a scary and very frustrating condition for many individuals. The symptoms, tics, and even stares may become overwhelming. However, there are some treatments and medications that may help an individual to control their symptoms and tics. For more information about the treatments, side effects, and symptoms of tourettes syndrome, individuals may contact an Expert.
Recent Tourette Questions
I have inherited RLS/WED I have been on mirapex
I have inherited RLS/WED
I have been on mirapex for almost 20 years and just quit taking it because I was having problems with extreme leg pain at night, rhinitis, asthma, breathing problems (air hunger) Since stopping mirapex those have all gone away. The neurologist who has been helping me is sick atm. She has started me on Horizant ER 600mg I am on 2 tabs at bedtime and one in the morning if needed and believe me I need it. Since stopping the mirapex I have had uncontrolable sobbing, deep suicidal depression (I think that part may be over as my psychiatrist treated me with regular neurontin t make me calmer and tried me on Wellbutrin. However when starting the Wellbutrin my RLS became worse and I began to want to smash things when I had it. Sooo we decided to stop it for a bit and just let the neurontin calm me for a while. This is all very scary and embarrasing. Do you have any other suggestions? I do not ever want to touch mirapex again. Any ideas how to handle these fits of rage? I live alone but don't want to hurt my cat or dog or myself. The pattern is I wake up with RLS, get up, do exercises to try to calm down, scream, pound on things that I can't hurt, and finally after about 15 to 30 minutes feel better then get very sleepy but am afraid to lie down for fear of it starting again. What do you suppose is happening to me? Am I having some sort of seizure? I have quite a bit of medical knowledge if you could explain to me what is going on it might help me deal with it.
I have a kind of bothersome issue that has plagued me since
I have a kind of bothersome issue that has plagued me since i was a child but has just recently gotten worse. I shiver and twitch for no reason. It kind of goes in streaks where I will not do it for a long time and then I will do it several times in a day. Sometimes it is precipitated by someone touching my head. It has actually messed up haircuts. It is not mild but it is short and can be relatively violent. I have practically thrown myself out of a chair. It is mostly in my head shoulders neck area. Maybe it happens to everyone I don't know. I'm concerned because it seems to be getting worse.
head..prostrate surgery 8 yrs ago, bypassing semen into urethral void
Dear Dr, Male age 60, suffering head jerks, tics, but doesnt take meds. high stress. Works 6 days wk/very physical/great physical shape, no alcohol or drugs, prostrate surgery 8 yrs ago, bypassing semen into urethral void with prostrate mesh screen. Suffered urine incontinence once, over weekend, wet the bed, has suffered what seems a nervous breakdown, psychotic break with memory loss of friends and family. The head jerks which seems like tics, are more prevalent upon waking and speaking.
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