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

Carmarthenshire teen's life 'on hold' after developing Tourette's syndrome
Megan Jones, 17, began getting head jerks in February, which have progressed to seizures. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health 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

Tourette syndrome and driving - Makhoul K, Jankovic J.
We describe a series of 6 patients from our large cohort of TS patients followed in our mov... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Brain functional connectivity in Tourette syndrome
(Elsevier) Tourette syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder, causes motor and phonic " tics, " or uncontrollable repeated behaviors and vocalizations. People affected by Tourette syndrome can often suppress these tics for some time before the urges become overwhelming, and researchers have long wondered at the neural underpinnings of the suppression effort. In a new study, researchers at Yale School of Medicine have assessed the impact of tic suppression on functional connectivity between brain regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are the Causes of Tourette Syndrome
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bullying victimization and perpetration among US children with and without Tourette syndrome - Charania SN, Danielson ML, Claussen AH, Lebrun-Harris LA, Kaminski JW, Bitsko RH.
This study provides nationally representative estimates of diagnosed TS prevalence and the prevalence o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

New blueprint of brain connections reveals extensive reach of central regulator
(University of California - San Diego) UC San Diego researchers have generated a new map of connectivity from a part of the brain called the basal ganglia, a hub for regulating motor and behavior functions. The breadth of connections revealed could potentially open avenues for intervention of Parkinson's disease and other disorders such as Tourette's syndrome, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Startup developing treatments for Tourette syndrome and stuttering raises $35M
A Chicago biotech startup that's developing treatments for central nervous system movement disorders raised a round of funding to bring its therapies to market. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: Jim Dallke Source Type: news

Emalex Biosciences Raises $35 Million in Series C Preferred Stock to Advance Tourette Syndrome and Stuttering Clinical Trials
Funding led by Paragon Biosciences, joined by Fidelity Management & Research Company LLC and Valor Equity Partners CHICAGO, March 23, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Emalex Biosciences, Inc. ("Emalex"), a biopharmaceutical c... Biopharmaceuticals, Venture Capital Emalex Biosciences, ecopipam (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Strep Throat Doesn't Worsen Tourette's, May Affect ADHD
A new sturdy finds strep throat doesn't appear to aggravate Tourette syndrome in youngsters, but may affect kids with ADHD. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Strep Throat Doesn't Worsen Tourette But May Affect ADHD: Study
TUESDAY, March 2, 2021 -- Strep throat doesn't appear to aggravate Tourette syndrome and other chronic tic disorders in youngsters, according to a new study. But it did find an association between strep infection and increased hyperactivity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

The effectiveness of lurasidone add-on for residual aggressive behavior and obsessive symptoms in antipsychotic-treated children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome: preliminary evidence from a case series - Colizzi M, Bortoletto R, Zoccante L.
Children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome may suffer from comorbid psychological and behavioral difficulties, primarily Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-related manifestations including impulsive, aggressive, and disruptive behavior, and Obse... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Covid vaccine: Tourette's sufferer distressed by 'mask order'
Natalie Davidson said putting on a mask for her jab, despite being exempt, caused severe distress. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the brain learns that earmuffs are not valuable at the beach
(University of Tsukuba) A collaboration between the University of Tsukuba and the NEI in the US has discovered that fast-spiking neurons in the basal ganglia allow monkeys to associate different values with the same objects based on the surrounding environment. Blocking input from these cells inhibited learning of new scene-based values, but did not erase already learned associations. This could help understand clinical conditions such as Tourette syndrome, which is characterized by reduced input from these cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UC Riverside School of Medicine to serve as lead site for clinical trial on stuttering
(University of California - Riverside) The School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, will serve as lead site for a Phase 2 clinical trial evaluating ecopipam, an investigational first-in-class drug being tested for the treatment of stuttering in adults and Tourette syndrome in pediatric patients. Emalex Biosciences Inc. is conducting the clinical trial. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rage attacks in Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder: a systematic review - Conte G, Valente F, Fioriello F, Cardona F.
Tourette syndrome (TS) and Chronic motor/vocal Tic Disorder (CTD) are neurodevelopmental conditions defined by the occurrence of multiple tics. Besides the well-known association with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive-compulsive... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Serious transport accidents in tourette syndrome or chronic tic disorder - Mataix-Cols D, Brander G, Chang Z, Larsson H, D'Onofrio BM, Lichtenstein P, Sidorchuk A, Fern ández de la Cruz L.
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether individuals with tic disorders are at increased risk for serious transport accidents. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate the risk for injuries or death caused by transport and motor vehicle accidents ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

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. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wristband'Zapper' Might Help Calm Tourette Syndrome
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: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 4, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

An updated overview of the complex clinical spectrum of tourette syndrome
(Bentham Science Publishers) Background: Tourette syndrome is a common nerve development disorder which is characterized by a variety of muscle or vocal movements called 'tics', often involuntary. The disorder is reflectively and quite erroneously associated by many as a just syndrome with tics and the frequent use of undesirable language (swearing). However, Tourette syndrome is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder with several serious comorbidities justifying the quite recent term of 'Tourette disorder' in place of the known Tourette syndrome'. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 6, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Prevalence and clinical correlates of self-injurious behavior in Tourette syndrome - Stafford M, Cavanna AE.
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental condition characterized by the presence of multiple tics. In addition to common behavioral co-morbidities such as obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention-deficit and hyperactivity disorder, patients with T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Tourette's disorder in children and adolescents - Greydanus DE, Tullio J.
Tourette's disorder (TD) is one of the five American Psychiatric Association's 2013 Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) classifications of tic disorders. Eponymously linked with the noted 19th century French physician, Gilles de l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How the brain controls the voice
(Goethe University Frankfurt) A particular neuronal circuit in the brains of bats controls their vocalisations. This was recently discovered by biologists at Goethe University Frankfurt. Based on the rhythm with which the circuit oscillated, the Frankfurt researchers were able to predict the kind of sounds the bats were about to make. These research results could contribute to a better understanding of human diseases in which language is impaired such as Parkinson's or Tourette syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 20, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

International study completes the largest genetic map of psychiatric disorders so far
(University of Barcelona) An international study published in the journal Cell, has described 109 genetic variants associated with eight psychiatric disorders: autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder and Tourette Syndrome, in a total of about 230,000 patients worldwide. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

KTHV's Ed Buckner Takes Leave
KTHV chief meteorologist Ed Buckner announced in a Facebook post he's taking a leave of absence to heal from complications of Tourette syndrome. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - February 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

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 23, 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