Tourette Syndrome

Griselda Jimenez & Ben Wickizer

Definition

Tourette syndrome affects the bodies brain and nervous system by ticks repeated uncontrollable movements or involuntary vocal sounds. For example some one with TS syndrome might blink their eyes or clear their throat over and over again unintentionally.

Symptoms and signs

*shouting unexpectedly and uncontrollably

*head jerking

*eye blinking

*sticking tongue out

*mouth twitching

*Repeating what someone else says over and over again

Desieses like Touette syndrome

diseases like Tourette syndrome are Chlamydia disease, Turner syndrome, Marfan syndrome, Toxic shock syndrome

One myth about TS

All people with tourette syndrome swear and use obscene language.
Wrong, it is very rare when people with TS do swear and use obscene language. This has been over exaggerated by the media.

Diagnoses and Treatment

Although there is no cure for TS there is just treatment to control tics that interfere with everyday life, sometimes treatment isn't necessary if tics aren't severe. No medication is helpful to anyone with TS and possible medication might just reduce symptoms of related conditions.

One statistic about tourette syndorme

Males are about three to four times more likely than females to develop Tourette syndrome.

Two facts about Tourette syndrome

-People usually develop Tourette syndrome in the womb


-Tourette syndrome is not contagious

Causes

Although the cause of TS is unknown, here are some possibilities...

*Genetics: Tourette syndrome may be from genes that run down in your family.

*Brain Abnormalities: Certain chemicals in the brain that transmit nerve impulses may play a role.

*Sometimes the conditions people with TS have are common among each other, such as ADHD or OCD.

Examples of Behaviors

people with tourette syndrome behave normally until they have “tics” they could shout for no reason or blink hard