TV presenter AIDY SMITH reveals mental tricks used to beat the tics of Tourette's

AIDY SMITH: A voice roared from across the train carriage: 'Will someone shut that kid up!' I was eight years old at the time. But 20 years later, those words still make me wince.
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This study provides new insights into behavioral therapy for tics by identifying two distinct aspects of tic-associated sensations that include premonitory urges.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Sensory phenomena and related features of Tourette syndrome are related to poorer quality of life. Therefore, sensory phenomena might also have a negative impact on global functioning. However, the influence of sensory phenomena, tics, and obsessive–compulsive symptoms (OCS) on global functioning after several years of usual treatment has not been investigated. Twenty out of 45 Japanese patients with Tourette syndrome who had previously undergone an evaluation of these clinical features were assessed again after an average of four years. We conducted a panel of assessments for premonitory urges, broader sensory pheno...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Abstract The Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tic Disorders (CBIT) has demonstrated efficacy in large randomized controlled trials for children (≥9 yrs), adolescents and adults with Tourette Syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorders. Given the early age of onset for tic disorders, a large portion of affected individuals with chronic tic disorders are less than 9 years of age and appropriate developmental adaptations of behavioral treatment have not yet been tested. The goal of this study was to adapt and evaluate the acceptability and utility of a family-based adaptation of CBIT for children under 9 yea...
Source: Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Behav Ther Source Type: research
In this study, we aimed to compare activated regulatory T cell (Treg) values between patients with TS/chronic tic disorder (CTD) and age- and sex-matched healthy controls (HCs).Materials and method: Patients with TS/CTD and age- and sex-matched HCs were included in the study. The severity of the disease was evaluated using the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale. CD4+CD25+CD127low Tregs from the patient group and the control group were compared using flow cytometry.Results: The study included 48 patients diagnosed with TS/CTD (36 males and 12 females, mean age: 11.58 ± 2.61) and 24 HCs (18 males and 6 femal...
Source: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Nord J Psychiatry Source Type: research
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental disorder defined by tics, but most patients also experience bothersome sensory phenomena, in the form of premonitory urges and/or sensory hypersensitivity. Whereas premonitory urges are temporally paired with tics, sensory hypersensitivity is a constant, heightened awareness of external and/or internal stimuli. The intensity of sensory hypersensitivity does not strongly correlate with the severity of tics or premonitory urges, suggesting it is a dissociable clinical phenomenon.
Source: Brain and Development - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder. A small percentage of individuals with TS will persist to experience severe, refractory, and impairing tics. Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been increasingly used for symptom management especially in these settings. In this article, we aim to evaluate the rate and reasons for removal or explantation of DBS hardware in TS patients.
Source: Parkinsonism and Related Disorders - Category: Neurology Authors: Source Type: research
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a complex neurodevelopmental disorder (NDD) characterized by multiple chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics with onset during childhood or adolescence. Most TS patients present wit...
Source: Molecular Cytogenetics - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
Abstract Though still shrouded in mystery, Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome is widely regarded as an archetypal neurodevelopmental disorder of central, motor control. New evidence that its cardinal manifestation - prominent tics - may be ameliorated by a peripheral, sensory intervention compels us to revise not only our conception of the syndrome, but of the motor system itself. PMID: 32574629 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Current Biology - Category: Biology Authors: Tags: Curr Biol Source Type: research
Applying an electric current to the wrist can lessen the frequency of tics associated with Tourette ’s syndrome, because it stimulates brainwaves that keep us motionless
Source: New Scientist - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: research
THURSDAY, June 4, 2020 -- A wristband that zaps a key nerve may help quell the uncontrollable tics of Tourette syndrome, according to British researchers. " We think we've come up with a safe and effective piece of technology that we believe is...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
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