What Do You Know About Tourette Syndrome? Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Tourette's is more common in females than in males.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Tourette's syndrome is actually more common in males than in females. Studies have shown that the disorder affects about three to four times as many males as females.

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  • 2. 

    All tics are better when calm or focused.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    This statement suggests that all tics, which are involuntary repetitive movements or sounds, are improved or lessened when a person is calm or focused. This implies that stress or lack of concentration may exacerbate tics. Therefore, the correct answer is "True" because it aligns with the idea that tics can be controlled or reduced by maintaining a calm and focused state.

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  • 3. 

    Some disorders associated with Tourette's are ADHD, OCD, and depression.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Tourette's syndrome is often accompanied by other disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and depression. These conditions commonly coexist with Tourette's and can have a significant impact on the individual's overall well-being and quality of life. Therefore, it is important to recognize and address these associated disorders in individuals with Tourette's syndrome.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these is not an example of a simple tic?

    • A.

      Eye blinking

    • B.

      Sniffing

    • C.

      Facial grimacing

    • D.

      Hopping

    Correct Answer
    D. Hopping
    Explanation
    Hopping is not an example of a simple tic because it involves a more complex movement compared to the other options. Simple tics are typically brief, sudden, and repetitive movements or sounds, such as eye blinking, sniffing, and facial grimacing. Hopping, on the other hand, requires more coordinated and deliberate action, making it different from the characteristics of a simple tic.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these facts is UNTRUE?

    • A.

      Estimated that 200,000 Americans have the most severe form of Tourette's

    • B.

      Tic severity peaks in the late teen years.

    • C.

      Early tic symptoms are noticed between the ages of 3-9

    • D.

      No one medication eliminates all symtpoms

    Correct Answer
    B. Tic severity peaks in the late teen years.
    Explanation
    The statement "Tic severity peaks in the late teen years" is untrue. Tic severity actually tends to peak in early adolescence, around the ages of 10-12, and then gradually decreases as individuals reach adulthood.

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  • 6. 

    What is it called when people with Tourette's shout inappropriate words or phrases?

    • A.

      Coprolalia

    • B.

      Echolalia

    • C.

      Basal ganglia

    • D.

      Trilopia

    Correct Answer
    A. Coprolalia
    Explanation
    Coprolalia refers to the uncontrollable outburst of inappropriate or socially unacceptable words or phrases. This is a symptom commonly associated with Tourette's syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, involuntary movements and vocalizations known as tics. While echolalia refers to the repetition of words or phrases, basal ganglia is a region in the brain associated with movement control, and trilopia is not a recognized term in relation to Tourette's or any other medical condition. Therefore, the correct answer is Coprolalia.

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  • 7. 

    What are examples of treatment for Tourette's?

    • A.

      Neuroleptics

    • B.

      Treatment to reduce urge to tic

    • C.

      No treatment if Tourette's do not impair

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All of the above". This means that all the options given - neuroleptics, treatment to reduce the urge to tic, and no treatment if Tourette's do not impair - are examples of treatments for Tourette's. Neuroleptics are medications commonly used to manage the symptoms of Tourette's, while treatment to reduce the urge to tic can include behavioral therapies or medications. Additionally, if the symptoms of Tourette's are not severe enough to significantly impair a person's daily functioning, no treatment may be necessary.

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  • 8. 

    Tourette's Syndrome often goes __________________.

    Correct Answer
    undiagnosed
    Explanation
    Tourette's Syndrome often goes undiagnosed means that this neurological disorder is frequently not recognized or identified in individuals who have it. This could be due to various reasons such as lack of awareness about the condition, mild or atypical symptoms, or misdiagnosis as other conditions. As a result, many people with Tourette's Syndrome may not receive the appropriate diagnosis and treatment for their symptoms.

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  • 9. 

    _________ and ___________ suggests that Tourette's is inherited.

    Correct Answer
    Twin and family
    Explanation
    The mention of "Twin and family" in the question suggests that Tourette's is inherited. This implies that there is evidence or research indicating a genetic component to the condition. Twin studies have shown that there is a higher concordance rate for Tourette's among identical twins compared to fraternal twins, which supports the idea of a genetic influence. Additionally, the mention of "family" suggests that there may be a pattern of Tourette's occurring within families, further supporting the notion of inheritance.

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