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Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome

Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Tourette Syndrome includes the 47 symptoms listed below:

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Tourette Syndrome: Symptom Checkers

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Tourette Syndrome: Complications

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Tourette Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Home Diagnostic Testing

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Less Common Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome:

Ocassionally other symptoms may also present themselves as symptoms of Tourette Syndrome. 2 of the more common ones are included in the list below:

  • Use of profanities
  • Use of inappropriate language

Wrongly Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome?

The list of other diseases or medical conditions that may be on the differential diagnosis list of alternative diagnoses for Tourette Syndrome includes:

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Other Possible Causes of these Symptoms

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Article Excerpts About 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)

Tourette Syndrome as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions

When considering symptoms of Tourette Syndrome, it is also important to consider Tourette Syndrome as a possible cause of other medical conditions. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Tourette Syndrome may cause:

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Tourette Syndrome: Onset and Incubation

Onset of Tourette Syndrome: usually 7-8 years of age

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Tourette Syndrome. This signs and symptoms information 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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