What is the cause of Tourette Syndrome?
What are the signs and symptoms of Tourette Syndrome?
- Head jerking
- Neck stretching
- Foot stamping
- Body twisting
- Motor - eye blinking, head jerking, shoulder shrugging, facial grimacing, nose twitching
- Vocal - throat clearing, barking noises, squealing, grunting, gulping, sniffing, tongue clicking
- Motor - jumping, touching other people and things, twirling about, repetitive movements of the torso or limbs, pulling at clothing and self-injurious actions including hitting or biting oneself
- Vocal - uttering words or phrases, coprolalia, echoalia (repeating a sound, word or phrase just heard) or palilalia (repeating one's own words)
What is the treatment for Tourette Syndrome?
Can Tourette Syndrome ever go away?
What is the diagnosis for Tourette Syndrome?
- The person has multiple motor tics and one or more vocal tics.
- Tics occur most days for at least one year.
- The person was not free of tics for more than three months during the past year.
- The tics are not caused by another illness, a substance or a medication.
- Symptoms began before age 18.