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Signs of Tourette Syndrome

Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Tourette Syndrome may include:

Note that Tourette Syndrome symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Tourette Syndrome signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome:

Although TS symptoms range from very mild to quite severe, the majority of cases fall into the mild category. The first symptoms of TS are usually facial tics - commonly eye blinking. With time, other motor tics may appear, such as head jerking, neck stretching, foot stamping, or body twisting and bending. It is not uncommon for a person with TS to continuously clear his or her throat, cough, sniff, grunt, yelp, bark, or shout. A person with TS may touch other people excessively or repeat actions obsessively and unnecessarily. A few patients with TS demonstrate self-harming behaviors such as lip and cheek biting and head banging. People with TS can sometimes suppress their tics for a short time, but eventually tension mounts to the point where the tic escapes. Tics worsen in stressful situations and improve when the person relaxes or is absorbed in an activity. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tourette Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

More Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Tourette Syndrome article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

These general reference articles may be related to medical signs and symptoms of disease in general:

What are the signs of Tourette Syndrome?

The phrase "signs of Tourette Syndrome" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Tourette Syndrome that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Tourette Syndrome" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Tourette Syndrome.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Tourette Syndrome. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Tourette Syndrome has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Tourette Syndrome signs or Tourette Syndrome symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Tourette Syndrome may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Tourette Syndrome symptoms.


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