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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that can cause sudden uncontrollable movements or sounds, called tics. For example, someone with Tourette's might blink or clear their throat over and over again. Some people may blurt out words they don't intend to say.

Tourette Syndrome Clinical Trials

Here at CNS Healthcare, we have been conducting research on neurological diseases and disorders in both children and adults since 1996. New treatments for Tourette's syndrome may help improve the management of symptoms. Interested in finding an enrolling Tourette's syndrome clinical trial? Select from one of the locations near you to find out if a Tourette's syndrome clinical trial is enrolling in your area. Use the form on the page to schedule an appointment where you will meet with one of our professionals who will help to determine if a Tourette's syndrome clinical trial is a good option. There is never any cost to you and no need for a referral or health insuranc

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More Information About Tourette's Syndrome

About 100,000 Americans have full-blown Tourette's syndrome, but more people have a milder form of the disease. It often starts in childhood, and more boys than girls get it. Symptoms often get better as children grow up. For some people, they go away completely.

Tourette's has been linked to different parts of the brain, including an area called the basal ganglia, which helps control body movements. Differences there may affect nerve cells and the chemicals that carry messages between them. Although most researchers believe the trouble in the brain network may play a role in Tourette's, no one knows the exact cause, but genetics are thought to play a role.

Tics are the main symptom of Tourette's syndrome, however, some are so mild, they're not even noticeable. Others happen often and are obvious. Stress, excitement, or being sick or tired can make them worse. Depending on how severe, the tics can be embarrassing and may have an affect on social life or work. There are two types of tics: motor and vocal. Many times, tics are mild and don't need to be treated. If they become a problem, your doctor may prescribe medicine to help them. It can take a while to find the right dose that helps control tics but avoids side effects, so be patient as you and your doctor work through it.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

• Arm or head jerking
• Blinking
• Making a face
• Mouth twitching
• Shoulder shrugging
• Barking or yelping
• Clearing your throat
• Coughing
• Grunting
• Repeating what someone else says
• Shouting
• Sniffing
• Swearing

 

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