Tourette's Syndrome
by: Brittany Ulerick
What is Tourettes?
neurological disorder where a person has both motor and
vocal tics
what causes tourettes?
doctors don't know the exact cause
Current reasearch say abnormalities in certain brain
regions ( i...
Who gets it?
Children under the age of 18
more common in boys then girls
usually between ages 5 and 7
Signs & Symptoms
First symptom usually
occur in the head or neck
area
tics are either simple or
complex
simple tics are su...
Diagnosis
no blood or lab test can prove you have it
neuroimaging studies such as
MRI( mednetic resonance imaging)
CT(comp...
Prognosis & Treatment
no cure
improves in the late and
early 20s
normal life expectancy
no medicine can
completly stop the...
Video on children talking about what it's
like having tourette's syndrome
http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=1SEKZLivG54&feat...
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Tourette's syndrome

  1. 1. Tourette's Syndrome by: Brittany Ulerick
  2. 2. What is Tourettes? neurological disorder where a person has both motor and vocal tics
  3. 3. what causes tourettes? doctors don't know the exact cause Current reasearch say abnormalities in certain brain regions ( including the basal ganglia, frontal lobes, and cortex) people also inherit it
  4. 4. Who gets it? Children under the age of 18 more common in boys then girls usually between ages 5 and 7
  5. 5. Signs & Symptoms First symptom usually occur in the head or neck area tics are either simple or complex simple tics are sudden, brief, repetitve movements that involve a limited number of muscle groups eye blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, head or shoulder jerking, and simple vocalization complex tics are distinct, coordinated patterns or movements with several muscle groups tics can worsen when under stress tics do not go away during sleep
  6. 6. Diagnosis no blood or lab test can prove you have it neuroimaging studies such as MRI( mednetic resonance imaging) CT(compulerized tomography) electroencephalogram (EEG) scans
  7. 7. Prognosis & Treatment no cure improves in the late and early 20s normal life expectancy no medicine can completly stop the symptoms some meds can help minimize tics stimulant meds anti-depressants theropies
  8. 8. Video on children talking about what it's like having tourette's syndrome http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=1SEKZLivG54&feature=related

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