What is Tourette Syndrome?

Tourette's syndrome is a condition that causes a person to make involuntary sounds and movements called tics.

It usually starts during childhood, but the tics and other symptoms usually improve after several years and sometimes go away completely.

There's no cure for Tourette's syndrome, but treatment can help manage symptoms.

People with Tourette's syndrome may also have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or learning difficulties.

Signs and symptoms

Symptoms

Tics are the main symptom of Tourette's syndrome. They usually appear in childhood between the age of 5 and 9. Swearing is rare and affects only about 1 in 10 people with Tourette's syndrome. Tics aren't usually harmful to a person's overall health, but physical tics, such as jerking of the head, can be painful.

  • People with Tourette's syndrome might have both physical and vocal tics.

  • Examples of physical tics:

  • blinking

  • eye rolling

  • grimacing

  • shoulder shrugging

  • jerking of the head or other limbs

  • jumping

  • twirling

  • touching objects and other people

  • Examples of vocal tics:

  • grunting

  • throat clearing

  • whistling

  • coughing

  • tongue clicking

  • animal sounds

  • saying random words and phrases

  • repeating a sound, word or phrase

  • swearing

Can Hypnotherapy help

Patients with Tourette syndrome may have other associated conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive behaviour, learning problems, ADD, and ADHD.  It is important to realise that although hypnosis can be quite helpful in controlling the tics, these other conditions need to be addressed separately.

Patients with Tourette syndrome may have other associated conditions, including anxiety, obsessive compulsive behavior, learning problems, ADD, and ADHD. Hypnotherapy can...
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