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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 TourettesBy: Luke Bridges Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized byrepetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. Symptoms Symptoms include face grimacing, coprolalia (uttering socially inappropriate) or echolalia (repeating the words or phrases of others).Less than 18% will experiencethe last two. Majority of peopleexperience simple tics. This illness affects all races, affects men more than women, and has the biggest affect on teens. Men are 3 more times as likely to develop this disease. Affects Conseling:Majority of the treatments for this disease are counseling. Over 80% of people use awareness training and competing response training to help reduce the signs of this disease. Medication: Most medication doesnot work without many sideeffects. This means that unlessthe illness is extreme (rarely)doctors will not use medication as a treatment. Less than 10% of the population does this. If not treated this illnesscan become dangerous if it is extreme. Most people canhide this illness withoutany treatments, but in some cases this illness becomesextreme and needs treatment.Over 10% of the populationdoes this. Treatments Interesting facts about this illness include that the disease is named after aFrenchman named Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette. This disease also is inherited. Another fact about this disease is that it improves after the person passes theirlate teens.
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