TicDisorder vs. Tourette’s syndrome

The TicDisorderSyndrom is related to the well-known Tourette’s syndrome, however, there are some small differences. As the affected himself from the TicDisorder I know the reactions of other persons only too well: It is constantly considered wrong, and sometimes light laughter is heard. But no one asks, why do some people twitch all of a sudden, “around” or similar.

What is the TicDisorderSyndrom ?

Often abbreviated Tic syndrome is a relatively often aufkommene, but still quite unexplained “disease”, with boys more often affected than girls. The first Tics in the primary school age is noticeable, offense, but after a few months / years. An early investigation can contribute to the syndrome can’t be chronic.

Tics are usually sudden and rapid movements or Utterances , such as throat, even a cough can or Sniffle. In addition, sufferers may also form vowels, syllables or loud cries. The sudden movements can affect all the muscles, but the most common motor Tics are increased blink with the eye, “making faces” and with the head “jerking”. However, there are other Tics, such as the sudden jump, just rotate in a circle, or the “beat” of one’s own body. The TicDisorder symptoms are non-rhythmic. These occur more “randomly” distributed throughout the day. One more and the other rather less. In the case of strong concentration, the Tics are more likely to be less, pleasing things, or Stress you to take. Usually it is only a short time in the position, this Tics. In the bedroom, these are only very weak!

What is the ‘Tourette’s syndrome ?

Tourette’s syndrome is, if you want it to be “naughty” claim, the “big brother” from the TicDisorder. The symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome consist of a Mix of the Tics on the Tic syndrome, and some “extensions”. Affected by Tourette syndrome have only motor OR verbal Tics, but both in the same. Around 10% of the affected curse to want to be without it. Not infrequently obscene expressions come to the fore. Why “Schmipfwörter” expressed not or only partially explored. Thus, there are also many different definitions.

The causes of both syndromes , both congenital, as well as secondary caused by a brain inflammation of the skin or a Trauma. Also, carbon monoxide, tumors and neurological disorders can cause. As it comes to congenital causes is, as yet, unclear. It is usually assumed that in the case Concerned the “regulation” of the chemical change in the brain (Neurotransmitter systems) is disturbed. People with Tourette’s syndrome have a very different brain power than a “normal” and “healthy” person. Also, the sizes of individual brain components can be changed.

Relatives of the first degree Tics, so the probability is good 10% that the offspring is also chronic Tics. At 5% it can even lead to the symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome.

Diagnoses, therapies, and opportunities

In the case of all Tics is the possibility of a therapy depends on how strongly the respective TIC disorders are, and in what proportions the affected person in daily life is impaired. All of the therapies achieve only a reduction of symptoms. A complete “cure” is not possible.

As at the beginning of the article described, it is important to pay attention to prominent symptoms, and to make this thoroughly by a professional for a check-up. Someone of Tics is affected, in individual cases, the behavior will be recognized therapies or antipsychotic drugs administered.

Early diagnosis can often press to be very helpful to Tics permanently or at least for an extended period of time. In the process, you should focus on the following facts and constantly observe: What are the Tics occur when, where and how often ? These are Suppressed (if necessary, the duration of watch) ? To cancel the Tics by means of a premonition ? In which age did the first abnormalities occur ? Change the Tics in type, frequency and strength ? Furthermore, you should monitor and clarify, whether in addition to the Tics, other disorders are known, such as ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, learning disorders and / or sleep disorders.

TicDisorder vs. Tourette’s syndrome