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Have you ever heard or seen a person scream out or jerk at random These people could have a disorder called Tourettes Syndrome This disorder is named after Georges Gilles de la Tourette in 1857 Tourette was a neuropsychiatrist who was amazed by Sister Jeanne des Angess illness when she was thrashing out at her friends relatives and random people and screaming out of the ordinary Tourette and a colleague wrote an analysis about this certain disease and found no records of any type of illness He then named this illness after himself after deciding it was the first recorded case This disease doesnt necessarily physically or mentally impair the person who is diagnosed but it just may cause excess embarrassment or any accidents that were not wished for Tourettes syndrome is typically found in any person mostly under the age of 18 This illness targets 3 to 4 times the amount of men than it does to women It is caused by a nervous disorder that sends signals to the brain involuntarily Even though you may not want to do a certain thing sometimes it may happen Screaming out is the most common symtpon of Tourettes followed my involuntary movements All of these involuntary actions are known as TICS About 3 out of every 100000 children may be diagnosed Although the basic cause of Tourettes is unknown evidence from genetic studies suggests that most cases of it are inherited Research suggests that there is an abnormality in the genes affecting the brains metabolism of neurotransmitters called dopamine serotonin and nor epinephrine Neurotransmitters are chemicals in the brain that carry signals from one nerve cell to another A person with Tourettes has about a 5050 chance of passing on the genes to one of his or her offspring However that genetic pass-down may not necessarily result in full Tourettes Instead it may result in a mild disorder obsessive-compulsive behavior or attention deficit disorder with few
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