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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Tourette's Syndrome 16 Symptoms:Motor ticks such as blinkingand head jerking. Vocal ticks such as hiccuping, yelling,and throat clearing. Prognosis: Approximately 15 percent of those affected will have a progressing course, sometimes disabling and leading into adulthood. Many affected will experience improvement in the late teens or early twenties. Diagnostic Procedures:Motor and vocal ticks being presentfor at least one year. Neurologicaland psychological evaluation mayalso help to diagnose Tourette's. Treatment:There is no cure for Tourette's Syndrome. Neuroleptics may be prescribed in orderto decrease the severity and frequency ofthe tics. What might go wrong?TS patients often seem to be simply refusingto do the work they are being directed to do.a struggle a physical therapist could have with a patient who has TS would be the patient not following instruction or getting distracted.This type of patient should be dealt with patient and understandingof the neurological condition. Personal Effects:Patients may suffer from lack of self-confidence.Those affected should reach out to otherswith TS for support and learn how others cope.One may be embarrassed to participate in social activity. Family should reach out toa support group to learn how to handle the situation in the best way possible and besupportive of the family member affected. Effects on Staff:When having a patient with TS, emotionaland psychological effects can occur. One mayhave frustration when not being patient with themcausing a difficult time treating the patient. If a therapist has never working with this type of patient, the staff would learn patient andunderstanding throughout the treatment period.
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