All About TICS Disorder
It is a condition of the nervous system, this syndrome causes the person to have tics or sudden jerks, movements or a repeated sound. In people who have tics, their body reacts unconsciously. Those people can’t even block it. For example, a person blinks continuously.
According to a recent report, many teenage girls ( news report 2021) (especially in the US) are developing tics. It is a nervous system reaction caused by neurological disorders such as Tourette syndrome. According to experts, this has to do with watching the videos of TikTok influencers, as these influencers have also been diagnosed with this same syndrome. But according to experts in the United States, it can also be caused by stress, anxiety and depression.
Causes of Tourette’s: The exact cause of this disorder is still unknown. According to experts, defective development of the brain is responsible for this. It prevents the person from connecting with others or having conversations. It usually starts in childhood.
What are tics?
It can be genetic or environmental. Associated with motor or visual tics. Because tics are involuntary muscle spasms, they involve sudden intermittent tightening of a muscle group. The most common types of ticks are—
1. To wink
3. Clearing the throat
4. Making noise
5. Smiling face
7. Shoulder shrugging
Symptoms: Individual symptoms are manifested. Tics are the main cause of Tourette syndrome. Some of these are very mild, hardly noticeable. Stress, tension, illness, fatigue make it worse. Severe tics are also embarrassing and can impair a person’s social life and work. Tourette’s are associated with different parts of the brain. One of these is the basal ganglia, which controls body movements. Here the nerve cells and chemicals that carry messages between them can be affected. According to the researchers, problems in brain networks play an important role in Tourette’s. According to doctors, males between the ages of 2 and 15 years are more affected than females
Diagnosis: There is no specific test to diagnose this syndrome. Doctors examine a person’s symptoms to diagnose these syndromes and tic disorders. Tic disorders are different from each other. These depend on the type of tic (motor, vocal or a combination of both) and how long the symptoms last. If a person has motor or vocal tics and other symptoms for more than a year, this syndrome can be diagnosed. However, imaging and lab tests are necessary to rule out health problems that may be confused with Txor.
Treatment: Behavioural therapy or physiotherapy is sometimes recommended. Counselling should be done by a mental health professional. There is no medication that can fully treat Tourette syndrome. However, some neuroleptic drugs are prescribed for this. According to doctors, ADHD and anxiety should be treated.
Author Sradhanjali Dasgupta
Consultant Psychologist, Speaker , Learning Developmental Coach, Teacher and trainer Miss. Sradhanjali Dasgupta has been extensively working in the field of Counselling and education for the past few years in several Clinics, Hospitals, NGOs and educational sectors. She also contributes her writings and blogs in various newspapers, magazines and e- magazines Her training and workshops are both for the corporate as well as for the educational sector and are geared up for learning and development,upgradation and capacity building. She have actively taken part in many debates
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