Tourette Syndrome Essay

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    Tourette Syndrome Tourette syndrome is an inherited severe neurological disorder usually occurring before the age of eighteen and is associated with a degree of facial and body tics sometimes accompanied by random declarations of phrases or obscenities (2,3). The facial and body tics associated with the disorder can be painful and even embarrassing. Involuntary body movements such as jaw snapping, gyrating, hopping, and obscene gesturing are to name a few (1). Tourette Syndrome was named

  • Tourette Syndrome Essay

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    Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by tics; involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way. Diagnostic criteria include: both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics present at some time, although not necessarily simultaneously, the occurrence of tics many times a day (usually in bouts) nearly everyday or intermittently throughout the span of more than one year; period changes in the number, frequently, type and location of the

  • Essay on Tourette Syndrome

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    while, but eventually you give in” (Marlene Targ Brill 18). Tourette syndrome can be compared to poison ivy in some aspects. Individuals with Tourette syndrome have been suffering with tics and tantrums for hundreds of years, but today there are treatments that can help control the symptoms of Tourettes, allowing sufferers to live a normal life. The history of Tourette syndrome is very interesting. Hundreds of years ago those with Tourettes were thought of very differently all around the world.

  • Tourette Syndrome Essay

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    Tourette Syndrome Tourette Syndrome, or TS, affects approximately one hundred thousand Americans of whom you will find in a variety of professions and social settings (7). It is a neurological disease which is characterized by repeated and involuntary body movements and vocal sounds. Before TS was known to be a health problem uncontrollable by the patient, it was seen as nervousness, possession by a spirit, epilepsy or simply as bad habits (5). Today it is known that imbalances in certain brain

  • Taking a look at Tourette Syndrome

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    Tourette syndrome (TS) is a disorder of the brain that is observed in people who have involuntary movements or vocalizations called tics. Named after Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette who first discovered this disorder, this French neurologist described a noblewoman who exhibited these symptoms in 1885. These tics could range from repetitive movements to inappropriate vocalizations. Early symptoms of Tourette syndrome occur in children at around 3 and 9 years and occur in equal percentages in

  • Essay about Tourette Syndrome

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    Tourette Syndrome Works Cited Not Included Tourette Syndrome was named for George Gilles de la Tourette, who first discovered the syndrome in 1885. Today there is still a mystery surrounding the disorder, it?s causes and it?s cures. But one of the biggest mysteries is an associated behavior called coprolalia. This symptom is the uncontrolled swearing or socially unacceptable utterances that some with Tourettes experience. Although despite the media?s fascination, Tourette syndrome is not

  • Tourette Syndrome Research Paper

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    “Tourette syndrome is three to four times more common in males than females” (Tourette syndrome, 1). Tourette syndrome can be found in many people of all ages. Young age is typically when Tourette’s is most detectable. The main focus of Tourette’s is defining Tourette’s, neurological causes, behaviorism, and moral development theory. Tourette syndrome is a disorder that is found in the nervous system and is most commonly found in children. Forms of Tourette’s can range from being severe to being

  • Tourette Syndrome Essay

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    Syndromes do not define who a person is. Tourette’s is a syndrome that affects a person’s compulsion control. Dr. Sacks, the neurologist who wrote “A Surgeon’s Life” has an interest in the disorder, and befriended a surgeon with Tourette's. Tourette Syndrome is a part of a person, but Dr. Bennet shows that it is not who the person is. Those affected by Tourette Syndrome are most commonly categorized as having compulsions, or a lack of control over certain words and phrases. They act as “one...driven

  • Exploring the Disorder, Tourette Syndrome Essay

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    Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder first described by a French physician named Georges Gilles de la Tourette, in 1885. Tourette syndrome (TS) consists of varies abrupt, rapid, involuntary, and repeated movements or vocal sounds, known as tics. “Until 1970, TS was frequently misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, or nervous habits,” concluding that this mental disorder is extremely rare and has similar characteristics as other mental disorders (Kahn and Fawcett

  • The Causes Of Tim Howard's Tourette Syndrome

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    Tim Howard Tourette Syndrome Tim Howard, an amazing soccer player, also has Tourette syndrome. Tourette’s is a disease where people have tics and cannot concentrate on objects or things for a long time. Howard says, “Sports were my sanctuary. Being outside, playing soccer or basketball, I wasn’t focused on my tics, just on the opponent. I couldn’t even tell you if I dealing with tics. Sports were my escape” (Zuckerman 11). The main symptoms of Tourette syndrome are tics, involuntary muscle

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