Tourette Syndrome?

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Registered: 07-16-2006
Tourette Syndrome?
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Fri, 11-03-2006 - 8:08pm
Just wondering if anyone else out there has a child with TS? My son is 11 and has TS, ADHD, NLD, some OCD tendencies and Sensory Integration Disorder. He is quite the busy boy lol.!! I love him to death but he can be quite trying at times. Not to mention that I am pregnant and due in March!
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Registered: 07-16-2006
Mon, 11-06-2006 - 8:56am
wow....you are a busy woman!!! How do you do it?? Just having one I feel like pulling my hair out! lol He requires so much attention and sometimes I am just tired of being his advocate...you know what I mean? I wish people understood more.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Sun, 11-05-2006 - 10:11am

Well TS isn't the main diagnosis but my son's list looks a bit similar to yours. Actually both of my oldest kids have enough tics to be classified as TS but their primary dx is Aspergers/HFA which can have a number of tics too.

Cait, 12, has AS and Epilepsy but she also has a number of dx'es in her past including chronic tic disorder (does meet the TS criteria), coordination disorder, low tone, Sensory integration disorder, etc.

Mike is 10 and has ASD. I have been told that the ASD is the main dx and covers the others but that he is a bit of an alphabet soup kid and also meets the criteria for TS, OCD, ADHD, anxiety disorder, Auditory processing disorder, sensory integration disorder and possible mood disorder.

They are busy but they sure are interesting! Oh and I have a 6 yo with ADHD and sensory integration disorder. Oh and an NT dd.

Renee

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Sat, 11-04-2006 - 9:07pm

I had the title of the show wrong -- it is called True Life. Here is a link to the website: http://www.mtv.com/thinkmtv/features/true_life/. About halfway down the page is information about the Tourette Syndrome episode as well as some informational links.

Have joy!

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Registered: 07-16-2006
Sat, 11-04-2006 - 7:16am
Thanks for the info! I will be sure to look into it!
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Fri, 11-03-2006 - 9:32pm
This is going to sound a bit odd, but a few weeks ago, MTV, on their Real Life series, did a show about living with Tourette Syndrome. It was pretty interesting and quite eye-opening. The people interviewed ranged from mild (few tics) to quite severe (loud, verbal outbursts). You may want to check out MTV.com to see when it will play again. It was actually very well done.