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Beattie Southerland April 28, 2009 Block 5 Tourette Syndrome (TS) Definition/Description Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by tics. Tics are involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly in the same way. Tourette’s is usually characterized by multiple tics, coprolalia (obscene and vulgar language usually of sexual content), and echolalia (the repetition of what is said by other people as if the patient was producing an echo of their own speech). Treatment A majority of people with TS require no medication for tic suppression because tics symptoms do not often cause impairment. However, neuroletics are the most common that are used for tic suppression. However, reuroleptics come with side effects including weight gain, sedation, cognitive dulling, tremor, and dystonic reactions. Neuroscience- medication such as the neuroleptics may be useful in tic suppression, however TS has no cure Psychodynamic- Free association is useful for both the patient, as well families of patients. Living with TS someone may have a lot of resentment, anger, and emotional stress built up, this is also true regarding families of a TS patient. By having “outbursts” where you can speak what is on your mind and how you are feeling, a patient may be able to deal with TS emotionally.
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