Tourette’s Syndrome, is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive tics. These tics appear in several different formats, including physical and verbal varieties. Although other disorders may be present, such as ADHD or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome can be diagnosed on its own. Despite the neurological symptoms, Tourette’s itself does not cause any learning disabilities.
Some of the symptoms of Tourette’s Disorder include:
- Physical tics or extreme repetitive movement, such as eye blinking, shoulder shrugging or clearing the throat
- Verbal tics, such as repeating words or loudly speaking “taboo” phrases or words
- The feeling of built-up tension that can only be released by no longer holding back verbal or physical tics
Tourette’s Disorder can be treated in several different ways, including behavioural therapy. The best methods of treatment will be decided upon after a full assessment has been completed. Insight Psychological has five convenient locations for you to choose from, all staffed with licensed therapists. Please call our Calgary, Edmonton North, Edmonton South, Red Deer or Spruce Grove offices today.