Tourette's syndrome


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Tourette's syndrome

[tu̇′rets ‚sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A syndrome characterized by repetitive tics, movement disorders, uncontrolled grunts, and occasionally verbal obscenities. Also known as Gilles de la Tourette syndrome.
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Duhamel plans to have guest speakers present along with free information about Tourette's Syndrome and copies of “What Makes Me Tic?
Andy Dawson, operations director for Legal & General, says: "The symptoms associated with Tourette's Syndrome mean that it can be very difficult for people with the condition to integrate with those around them.
The play, when we get through with it, will be a theatrical presentation of what it was like for its authors to discover that Tourette's syndrome was the affliction of one of their children.
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Perhaps those who emphasize social factors in the etiology and treatment of Tourette's Syndrome may feel that the text is too generous in giving so much space to studies of genetics, neuroimaging, neurochemistry, neuropathology, and drug treatment, Fortunately, there are a number of chapters on nonpharmacological treatment of the syndrome (including consideration of educational management, family therapy, and behavior therapy), chapters in the section on drug treatment include consideration of dietary interventions, and the overwhelming majority of the chapter authors take to heart the concise and impressive suggestions of Felton Earls, who in Chapter 7 explored the importance of psychosocial factors in Tourette's Syndrome.
Millions of children across the United States suffer from disorders such as Tourette's Syndrome and anxiety disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - conditions which often affect their performance in school on both social and academic levels.
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A Birmingham brain specialist is to receive a national award for his work with sufferers of Tourette's syndrome.