Common genetic link between autism and Tourette's impairs brain communication
(Lancaster University) Scientists have discovered how a genetic alteration that increases the risk of developing Autism and Tourette's impacts on the brain.Their research also suggests that ketamine, or related drugs, may be a useful treatment for both of these disorders.Deletion of the Neurexin1 gene affects brain areas involved in Autism and Tourette's including the thalamus, a collection of brain regions that play a key role in helping other brain areas communicate with each other. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicinal cannabis is to be given to 20,000 British patients in first major trial
The study will give subsidised medicinal cannabis to British patients to test its impact on seven conditions - chronic pain, MS, epilepsy, PTSD, Tourette's, anxiety and drug addiction. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence for Use of Cannabinoids to Treat Mental Disorders Lacking
Evidence inadequate for cannabinoid use to relieve depression, anxiety, ADHD, Tourette, PTSD, psychosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 29, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

There ’s ‘Scarce Evidence’ to Suggest Cannabis Improves Mental Health Symptoms, a New Research Review Says
Marijuana is more mainstream than it’s ever been. A growing number of states are legalizing it medicinally and recreationally; millions of people are vaping products that contain the compound THC (potentially to the detriment of their health); and non-psychoactive CBD is in everything from beauty products to seltzer water. This spring, Google searches for CBD exceeded searches for buzzy health topics like acupuncture, apple cider vinegar and meditation, according to a recent JAMA Network Open analysis. The problem: Even though many consumers turn to cannabis compounds, known as cannabinoids, to soothe issues like dep...
Source: TIME: Health - October 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Mental Health/Psychology Source Type: news

Cadila Healthcare gets USFDA nod for Haloperidol Decanoate injection
Haloperidol is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and for the control of tics and vocal utterances of Tourette syndrome. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - October 24, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The association of non-obscene socially inappropriate behavior with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms, conduct problems, and risky decision making in a large sample of adolescents - Brandt V, Kerner Auch Koerner J, Palmer-Cooper E.
Non-obscene socially inappropriate behavior (NOSI) is recognized as part of the tic disorder spectrum but has received little attention from researchers to date. A study in 87 patients with Tourette syndrome showed that comorbid attention-deficit/hyperacti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prevalence and clinical correlates of self-harm behaviors in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome - Szejko N, Jakubczyk A, Janik P.
Introduction: Major symptoms of Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS) are tics, but in 90% of cases, psychiatric comorbidities occur. Self-harm behaviors (SHBs) could result from deliberate action and unintentional injury from tics. Methods: W... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

fMRI aids in controlling Tourette syndrome
Yale University researchers used functional MRI (fMRI) to help train children...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI connects words to brain activity fMRI may speed up diagnosis of autism fMRI links imaging biomarker to PTSD treatment response PET, fMRI shed light on alcohol's effects on brain Machine learning, fMRI unlock cellular brain properties (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Yale study uses real-time fMRI to treat Tourette Syndrome
The study tasked individuals with Tourette Syndrome ages 11 to 19 years with modifying their behavior while viewing a brain region associated with their tics. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - August 21, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette's charity wants apology over award-winning joke
People with the condition are angered after Olaf Falafel's gag won an award following a public vote. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Agony of Illinois mom who became a trigger for her 14-year-old daughter's Tourette syndrome tics
Avery, 14, from Naperville, Illinois, was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at eight years old and once had 26 tics. After about a year using a new therapy, she is down to just four tics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do Kids Learn To Turn Off Troublesome Tics?
FRIDAY, June 28, 2019 -- Many kids with tics can suppress them, and learning how they do it could lead to ways to help prevent major tic disorders such as Tourette syndrome, researchers say. At least 20% of elementary school-age children develop... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children of both young and old parents share risk for certain neurodevelopment disorders
(Elsevier) Results of a new study in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP), published by Elsevier, reports that parental age is linked to the risk for the development of neuropsychiatric disorders in children, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD); attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD); obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); and Tourette's disorder/chronic tic disorder (TD/CT). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Treatment Guideline Focuses on Tourette Syndrome
WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Tourette syndrome can be a nerve-wracking condition, but there are effective treatments for sufferers, a new American Academy of Neurology guideline says. Tourette is a neurodevelopmental disorder that begins in childhood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 8, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Recommendations Issued for Treating Tourette Syndrome
Guidelines based on systematic review, focus on individualized treatment decisions (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 7, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Student, 18, with one of the most extreme Tourette's in the world has ground-breaking treatment
Trevor Smith, of Iowa, was diagnosed aged eight and his mild tics worsened over time. No treatments eased his symptoms, until doctors funded for him to have deep brain stimulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Recommendations Issued for Treating Tourette Syndrome
TUESDAY, May 7, 2019 -- In a new American Academy of Neurology guideline published in the May 7 issue of Neurology, recommendations are presented for treating Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders. Tamara Pringsheim, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 7, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Boy, 17, with one of the most extreme Tourette's in the world has ground-breaking treatment
Trevor Smith, of Iowa, was diagnosed aged eight and his mild tics worsened over time. No treatments eased his symptoms, until doctors funded for him to have deep brain stimulation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New AAN Guideline on Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders New AAN Guideline on Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorders
The first guideline for US neurologists advocates Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) as first-line therapy for Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 6, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Advances in deep brain stimulation could lead to new treatments
(Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering) A new paper published in Nature Reviews Neurology suggests that recent advances in deep brain stimulation (DBS) for Parkinson disease could lead to treatments for conditions such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Gilles de la Tourette syndrome and depression. The authors of the paper argue that bi-directional electrodes which can both stimulate and record from deep brain structures -- known as closed-loop DBS -- could have applications beyond Parkinson disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can medicinal cannabis treat the tics in Tourette syndrome?
(University of Sydney) First Australian medicinal cannabis trial for the treatment of severe Tourette syndrome supported by the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics at University of Sydney. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 27, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Tourette Syndrome
-- Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that usually shows symptoms in childhood. Vocalizations and repetitive involuntary movements called tics often surface among children between the ages of 3 and 9. Tics may include blinking, shrugging,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Major genetic study confirms that many genes contribute to risk for Tourette's syndrome
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A meta-analysis of multiple studies into the genetic background of Tourette's syndrome (TS) -- a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by chronic involuntary motor and vocal tics -- finds that variants in hundreds of genes, working in combination, contribute to the development of the syndrome and suggests that Tourette's is part of a continuous spectrum of tic disorders, ranging from mild, sometimes transient tics to severe cases that can include psychiatric symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Pill, That ’s a Device, That Delivers a Drug!
Rani Therapeutics just achieved one of its most significant milestones since it was spun out of InCube Lab in 2012. The San Jose, CA-based company just finished conducting the first human study of its “robotic capsule” set to replace injections. Previously the device, which administers a pharmaceutical through a digestible pill, had been tested in more than 100 animal models. The human study was conducted at a Clinical Research Organization (CRO) in Texas under the Investigational Review Board (IRB) approval. There were two sub-groups, one cohort was fed and another fasted. Each subject ...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

'Rape triggered my Tourette's'
It did not stop Natalie Pearson becoming what is thought to be the world's only teacher with her form of the condition. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The pain of Tourette's: 'I'm always covered in bruises'
Charity Tourettes Action has discovered that patients are facing long delays in diagnosis. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders Cardiometabolic Risks Increased With Tourette, Tic Disorders
The increased risk for disorders such as diabetes and obesity begins in childhood and is higher in those with concomitant ADHD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cardiometabolic Risk Up With Tourette, Chronic Tic Disorder
TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 -- Patients with Tourette syndrome (TS) or chronic tic disorder (CTD) have an increased risk for developing at least one metabolic or cardiovascular disorder, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 15, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Tourette ’s, Tics Tied to Cardiometabolic Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish data show links, but other factors could be at play (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - January 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Tourette's, Tics Tied to Cardiometabolic Risks
(MedPage Today) -- Swedish data show links, but other factors could be at play (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - January 14, 2019 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

David Begnaud on seeking "acceptance" for Tourette's
The CBS News correspondent recently revealed that he struggled with debilitating Tourette syndrome as a child (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBS News' David Begnaud reveals he has Tourette's syndrome
In a stunning revelation, Begnaud details how he overcame debilitating tics to ascend to the highest levels of journalism (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CBS News's David Begnaud reveals he has Tourette's syndrome
In a stunning revelation, Begnaud details how he overcame debilitating tics to ascend to the highest levels of journalism (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'As soon as the camera came on it stopped': CBS reporter reveals he has Tourette Syndrome
Dallas-based CBS reporter David Begnaud revealed to People that he has had Tourette Syndrome since childhood. He was often bullied for his tics but says that they 'go away' when he is on camera. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scholarships for Students with Tourette Syndrome - Vocational/Technical and Computer Certifications
Dollars 4 tic scholars expands scholarship offerings partners with PC professor to offer Vo - Tech scholarships in palm beach county to students with tourette syndrome (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 4, 2018 Category: Disability Tags: Scholarships Source Type: news

Critical aspects in the legal defence of patients with Tourette's Syndrome: an Italian case series - Porta M, Servello D, Dell'osso B, Dina CZ, Bona A, Alleva GC.
Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a developmental neurobehavioral disorder with childhood onset and relevant burden in terms of disability and reduced quality of life. In Italy the biological basis of this syndrome is still frequently ignored and TS is often rec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cannabis oil halts tics of eight-year-old with Tourette's
Before being given the THC-oil, the unnamed boy, from Poland, scored 68 on the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale - a scale used across the world. This dropped to 31 after two months of THC oil. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A 12-year-old boy with Tourette's Syndrome finds animals stop his tics
Malachi Ralph from Cornwall says he feels calmer when he is around animals as his tics reduce. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Breast Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Tourette's syndrome: 400 genetic mutations found
New research sheds light on the possible genetic causes of Tourette's syndrome and the brain development disruptions that characterize the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

The Line Between Drugs and Devices Continues to Blur
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical has signed a collaboration agreement with Magellan Health designed to facilitate access to the first drug-device combination product approved by FDA to track drug ingestion. The agreement creates an opportunity for doctors and adult patients to gather experience in a real-world setting with the Abilify Mycite System, Princeton, NJ-based Otsuka said on Thursday. The Abilify Mycite System is the perfect example of how the line between pharma and medtech continues to blur, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. The product is comprised of Otsuka's oral aripiprazole tablets embedded with...
Source: MDDI - August 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Children suffering from tics can be helped by both group and individual therapy
(Aarhus University) Nonvoluntary stressful movements or sounds are everyday reality for children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome, but the symptoms can be significantly reduced -- both when help comes individually and in a group. This is shown by the first Scandinavian effect study of the treatment of tics which Aarhus University and the Centre for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Risskov, are behind. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Everything you need to know about facial tics
Facial tics are sudden, involuntary muscle movements in the face. They can be mild or severe, making it difficult for a person to carry out everyday activities. Facial tic disorders include transient tic disorder, chronic motor tic disorder, and Tourette's syndrome. Read about treatment, and when to see a doctor. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Maldon boy bravely describes living with Tourette ’s in moving video
Ryley Newman, from Maldon, Essex, was diagnosed aged eight with the condition, characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movements called tics. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tourette's boy is 'not making it up'
A family with two sons with Tourette's have suffered online abuse since appearing on TV. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Academic Underachievement With Tourette, Tic Disorders
Significantly lower likelihood of finishing upper secondary education, starting and finishing university (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Academic Underachievement With Tourette, Tic Disorders
FRIDAY, June 1, 2018 -- Individuals with Tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorders have lower likelihood of academic achievement, according to a study published online May 29 in JAMA Neurology. Ana P érez-Vigil, M.D., from the Karolinska Institutet... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genes, environment and schizophrenia: new study finds the placenta is the missing link
(Burness) New research shines a spotlight on the placenta's critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new scientific frontier, with far-reaching implications for maternal and child health, creates the possibility that scientists can more accurately predict who is at risk of mental illness, and develop strategies to prevent or lessen their occurrence by increasing the resiliency and health of the placenta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 28, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Tourette's Syndrome
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - May 15, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Novel Endocannabinoid Modulator Improves Tics in Tourette's
(MedPage Today) -- In small study, total number, intensity decreased with minimal side effects, although no change for vocal tics (Source: MedPage Today Neurology)
Source: MedPage Today Neurology - April 27, 2018 Category: Neurology Source Type: news