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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome is a neurological condition one may be born with. Essentially this condition is characterized by simple or complex tics. They are involuntary muscle movements or vocal sounds the affected person makes completely out of their control. It can be repeated blinking of the eye, shrugging the shoulders, or making certain sounds repeatedly.

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Till what age will vocal and motor tics usually continue?

Query: Hello doctor, I have vocal and motor tics. Is it Tourette's and if yes, till what age does it usually continue? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Shobhit Shah

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, there is no cure for it, but treatment can relieve symptoms. Tics can persist for years or lifetime, although their severity reduces. Most of the tics are mild and do not require any treatment. Stress relieving therapies like yoga and meditation woul...  Read Full »

I am worried about my poor impulse control and would like to know if it is because of Tourette's syndrome. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-years-old male who suffers from Tourette’s syndrome. I am wondering if poor impulse control is a part of people who suffer from Tourette’s syndrome. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Abhishek Juneja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Yes, poor impulse control may be a part of Tourette syndrome. What all symptoms do you get apart from tics and poor impulse control? I would like to suggest you to please do regular physical exercise and meditation ...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to develop Tourette's syndrome without having any tics?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female who is turning 20 years old in two months. I was recently diagnosed with high functioning autism after suspecting for two years that I could have that condition. I have never had any kind of ticks or repetitive and involuntary movements or sounds. When I was 15, I start...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tics are quite common and experienced by many people. Tics happen more prominently when you are worried and stressed. You have been reporting anxiety and particularly worried about Tourettes syndrome. Tourettes syndrome is a severe form of tic disorder where a perso...  Read Full »

I have had frequent tics for two months. Is it a tic disorder, or Tourette's syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I had frequent tics for two months. I am wondering if I have a tic disorder, or if it might be the beginning of Tourette's syndrome. Kindly advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Tics are relatively common and experienced by many people. If you are having both motor and vocal tics which are persistent for more than a year, it becomes a chronic tic disorder- commonly referred to as Tourette's syndrome. How old are you now? At what age did thes...  Read Full »

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