Tourette syndrome (or Tourette’s syndrome) is a syndrome that is characterized by sporadic physical tics coupled with at least one vocal tic. The cause of Tourette syndrome is not entirely known. So far scientists have been able to recognize some genetic, environmental, or infectious links to the occurrence of other tic disorders, including Tourette syndrome. However, Tourette syndrome has many inconsistencies with regard to the severity of symptoms or symptoms at all. Tourette syndrome is currently categorized as a neuropsychiatric disorder. The disease appears in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) that psychiatrists and pyschologists use to diagnose mental illness.
Tourette Syndrome Background:
Tourette syndrome is a disease that is widely misunderstood by the public. Not all Tourette syndrome patients randomly scream expletives, as is the common public portrayal of the disease. Misunderstanding is a theme of the history of Tourette syndrome. 15th century accounts of similar medical problems were believed to be evidence of demonic possession, which meant certain execution in Renaissance Europe. It was not until the 19th century that Tourette syndrome was recognized as a distinct mental disorder. Over the last 150 years, progress in Tourette syndrome research has yet to reveal a cure or a definitive cause. Certain drugs are able to manage the symptoms of the disorder.
Tourette Syndrome Association:
The Tourette Syndrome Association is the premier American non-profit organization based on and primarily funded by voluntary members. The Tourette Syndrome Association is a national organization dedicated to raising funds for research, awareness, and debunking myths about Tourette Syndrome. In addition to research, the TSA is dedicated to supporting patients and their families.