Tourette Syndrome

Biology reserch paper

interdiction

I choose this disorder because a free style rider the rides in the Xgames that has this disorder. he is you of the best freestyle rider in the world. It shocked me when i found out the he had tourettes. he is very motivated to do one of the insane sport in the would.

what is tourettes?

It involves unusual repetitive movements or unwanted sounds that can't be controlled at any moment.Eye blinking,Eye darting,Grinding the teeth,,Head jerking,Neck twisting,Nose twitching,Rolling the eyes,Rotating the shoulders,Shoulder shrugging,Sticking the tongue out.

description

Eye blinking,Eye darting,Grinding the teeth,,Head jerking,Neck twisting,Nose twitching,Rolling the eyes,Rotating the shoulders,Shoulder shrugging,Sticking the tongue out.

cause of the disorder

Tourette's is an inherited tic disorder characterized by multiple motor physical tics and at least one vocal tic. Experts believe it is closely linked to damage or abnormalities to the basal ganglia of the brain.

How the disorder is inherited

in some cases, tics may not be inherited, these cases are identified as sporadic Tourette syndrome ,also known as tourettism because a genetic link is missing. A person with tourette syndrome has about a 50% chance of passing the gene to one of his/her children.

Tourettes are not sexlnked.

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Treatment for Tourette's

There is no cure for Tourette Syndrome TS, there are treatments to help manage the tics caused by TS.

how the disorder is diagnosed

Tourette syndrome is a diagnosis that doctors make after verifying that the patient has had both motor and vocal tics for at least 1 year.

how many and what type of people are likely to have this disorder.

The exact incidence of tourettes syndrome is uncertain, it is estimated to affect 1 to 10 in 1,000 children. This disorder occurs in populations and ethnic groups worldwide, and it is more common in males than in females.

Application of research

I learned that this disorder isn't very likely to happen to you or your child. I also learned that the person that has Tourette's can still function just fine. I learned the symptoms of this disorder are called Tics. There is no cure for Tourette's but there is treatment to help but not to cure.
FMX: Pro - file Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg
Tourette's Syndrome - Life With Tourette's
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