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Why Your Child with Tourettes Will Be Set for Success

Last year, while I was pregnant, I wrote about some of the thoughts that ran through my head, particularly about the possibility of genetically passing my Tourettes down to my baby. Apparently, I’m not the only one. I’ve had multiple… Continue Reading

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What’s A Tic? Part 3 — Treatment & Management

There are multiple forms of treatment and management for individuals with tics: Medication – I’ve never needed medication myself, but for some people, medication is what really helps them get their lives back on track when the tics are too… Continue Reading

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What’s A Tic? Part 2 — Tic Classifications

There are different classifications for tics, motor vs. vocal (Do you do it with you muscles or with your voice?) and simple vs. complex (How many muscles groups are involved in the movement?) As I said in part 1 of… Continue Reading

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What’s A Tic? Part 1 — Definitions

One of the most common questions I get after telling someone I have Tourette Syndrome is, “Wait, so like, what are your tics?” I think this question is harder to answer than actually telling people I have Tourettes. It feels like I’ve… Continue Reading

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Why one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to ADHD

There’s often a pattern when it comes to the many different treatments of ADHD. Each one shows improvement in some children, but not in all. Each treatment needs to be carefully regulated by parents and pediatricians to make sure none… Continue Reading

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Not being able to fix your child’s ADHD doesn’t make you a bad parent

I think this is why it bothers me so much when I hear people harp on parents of children with ADHD (or any neurological disorder for that matter) about not using a particular method that’s sure to “cure” a child… Continue Reading

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No single fix for ADHD

One of the phrases that grates on me the most is, “if you would only,” when it comes to parenting children with disorders, particularly. Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in the United States, so there… Continue Reading

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Exercise-induced anxiety

While researching for another article, I happened upon a discussion thread about anxiety attacks and exercise. While science has shown that exercise generally lowers anxiety by producing endorphins in the brain, a number of individuals stated that as much as they… Continue Reading

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Tourette’s & Pregnancy: Trimester 3, Part 2

This post is all about the “secret weapons” I am using to combat the anxiety and everything else that comes with being pregnant and having Tourette Syndrome: Exercise I was thrilled to tell my physical therapist yesterday that I got… Continue Reading

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Tourette’s & Pregnancy: Trimester 3, Part 1

Fridays are always celebration days because they mean we’re another week closer to Jelly Bean’s arrival, and today marks our victory of 33 weeks! Between starting the nursery (which mean completely rearranging my house…which meant my husband completely rearranging the house), physical… Continue Reading