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Symptoms of Tourettes Eckert

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- First symptoms are usually facial tics. An example would be common eye blinking.


- As time goes by motor tics usually facial tics appear. Motor tics are thing like head jerking, body twisting. body bending, foot stamping and neck stretching


- Tourettes Syndrome patients may say strange and sometime unacceptable phrases, words or sounds


- One with Tourettes Syndrome also could have echolalia, which is were they constantly repeat the words of other people


- Its not uncommon for a person with Tourettes Syndromet to continuously clear his or her throat, cough, sniff, grant, yelp, bark or shout


- Basic cause is unknown


- Current research explanes there is an abnormality in the gene or genes affecting the brains metabolism of neuro transmitters such as dopamine, serotonine and norepinephrine     [1]


  1. Bellenir, Karen. Brain Disorders Sourcebook: Basic Consumer Health Information About Strokes, Epilepsy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Als/Lou Ge. Detroit: Omnigraphics, 1999. Print.

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jgeckert@avon-schools.org said

at 8:43 pm on Jan 7, 2010

Make sure to add links back to your main page. This is a good start for information. Mrs. Eckert

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