Tourette syndrome: Tics may be linked to Covid stress - new scan to reveal ‘root causes'
THE COVID-19 pandemic completely altered the lives of so many, while changing the landscape of medicine and healthcare. While the virus is more widely understood than it was two and a half years ago, there is still more to learn. And similarly we still do not fully comprehend the lasting impact of the stress and suffering on populations. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing and Managing Functional Neurologic Disorders Assessing and Managing Functional Neurologic Disorders
Drs Subramanian, LaFaver, and Perez discuss the need for more education on functional movement disorders, a new society devoted to these conditions, and the rise of"TikTok tics" during COVID.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - June 16, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Novel Drug Reduces Tics in Kids With Tourette Syndrome
(MedPage Today) -- Children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome had less tic severity when treated with the investigational drug ecopipam, results from the phase IIb D1AMOND study showed. Treatment with the selective dopamine-1 (D1) receptor... (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 7, 2022 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Novel Drug Significantly Reduces Tics ― Without Side Effects Novel Drug Significantly Reduces Tics ― Without Side Effects
A drug with a novel mechanism of action reduces tics and does not cause weight gain or tardive dyskinesia ― side effects that are associated with current medications for the disorder.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 31, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

The phenomenology of tics and tic-like behavior in TikTok - Zea Vera A, Bruce A, Garris J, Tochen L, Bhatia P, Lehman RK, Lopez W, Wu SW, Gilbert DL.
BACKGROUND: Pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists worldwide have reported a marked increase in functional (conversion) disorders with tic-like behaviors during the COVID-19 pandemic. These patients often report frequent viewing of Tourette syndrome (T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

' Robust' Increase in Tics During the Pandemic Explained?'Robust' Increase in Tics During the Pandemic Explained?
New findings may help answer questions surrounding a robust increase in tic disorders during the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - March 2, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Teenagers' report tics affected by increased social media use during Covid pandemic
Half of respondents said that increased online activity during the pandemic had made their condition more severe but an expert said more research is still needed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strep Infection and Tics in Children: New Data Strep Infection and Tics in Children: New Data
Results of a large prospective study rule out a relationship between strep A infection and tic development in children, but it ' s still possible that other pathogens may play a role.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - February 11, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Group A Strep Infection Not Tied to Tics in Children With Family History
THURSDAY, Feb. 3, 2022 -- For children with a first-degree relative with chronic tic disorder (CTD), Group-A streptococcal (GAS) exposure is not associated with tic onset, according to a study published online Feb. 2 in Neurology. Anette Eleonore... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 3, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Is TikTok giving people Tourette ’s Syndrome?
Clinicians around the world have noticed an increase in young adults, often women, developing ‘tic-like behaviours’ – sudden movements or vocalisations similar to what’s seen in Tourette Syndrome. Except these tics come on much later in life, and escalate more rapidly. Some have blamed the recent rise on social media – but the reality is much more complicated.Madeleine Finlay talks to Guardian reporter Sirin Kale and research psychologist Dr Seonaid Anderson about the young people experiencing this debilitating disorder, and what can be done about it.Archive: NewsNation; TikTokContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 2, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Presented by Madeleine Finlay, produced by Anand Jagatia, sound design by Axel Kacouti é Tags: Science Neuroscience Mental health Social media Source Type: news

Tics of trauma: unique case of trauma-associated psychogenic tics in an adolescent patient - Ku J, Koo C, Patel V.
Tic disorders are a common psychiatric diagnosis in adolescents. While often a primary disorder, there have been few reports of trauma-associated secondary psychogenic tics. In this case, we detail a 16-year-old girl with a history of trauma who initially ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 18, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Self-injurious behavior in Tourette syndrome - Baizabal-Carvallo JF, Alonso-Juarez M, Jankovic J.
INTRODUCTION: Tourette syndrome (TS) is characterized by the presence of motor and phonic tics, as well as a variety of behavioral co-morbidities. Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is one of the most serious manifestations of TS, but its pathophysiology is poo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Surge in New-Onset Tics in Adults Tied to COVID-19 Stress Surge in New-Onset Tics in Adults Tied to COVID-19 Stress
There has been a surge of new-onset tics in patients with no prior history of these disorders that researchers believe is tied to the psychological stress generated by the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Motor Tics in Tourette's Linked to Cervical Spine Disorders Motor Tics in Tourette's Linked to Cervical Spine Disorders
Motor tics in patients with Tourette ' s syndrome can increase the risk for cervical spine disorders and related neurological conditions, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 27, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Early Data for Experimental THC Drug'Promising' for Tourette's Early Data for Experimental THC Drug'Promising' for Tourette's
A new compound containing THC and palmitoylethanolamide shows promise for reducing tics in adults with severe Tourette ' s syndrome in a small phase 2 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - August 20, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news