Truths About Tourette's: What Do You Know?

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  • 1. 
    What stage of life does Tourette Syndrome occur in?
    • A. 

      Middle Age, around 30 yrs

    • B. 

      Elderly, later than sixty

    • C. 

      Young adulthood, college age

    • D. 

      Adolescence and childhood

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Bad parenting

    • B. 

      Ear infections when the bacteria gets into your brain and begins to attack the parts associated with thinking and self-control

    • C. 

      A genetic mutation that is inherited, resulting in some chemical imbalances deep in the brain

  • 3. 
    Tourette Syndrome's symptoms are movements and sounds a person makes.   Why do they make these sounds and movements?
    • A. 

      They want attention or are bored and like to be annoying

    • B. 

      They worry constantly and doing these things is how they try to cheer up and become very angry and afraid when they are not doing these thigns

    • C. 

      They have feeling in part of their body that seems to tell them to do a certain thing with the body part, and can't control it

  • 4. 
    People with Tourette make noises they can't control.   What best describes these noises?
    • A. 

      They always scream and curse a lot

    • B. 

      They may sniff, bark, chirp, repeat other people's words, and sigh, and very rarely, may curse when they do not want to

    • C. 

      They always make nonsense noises and aren't able to make any other sounds, and can't talk either

  • 5. 
    People with Tourette also have movements they can't control.  These movements are:
    • A. 

      Facial twitches, head-shaking and random, jerky arm and leg movements,, and more complex tics can be longer, like moving your hands in a pattern or harmful like hitting or biting. Sometimes a person has tics where they freeze in place for a few seconds.

    • B. 

      Slow and flowing, like dancing, and the person only does them when they see or hear a certain thing

    • C. 

      Very hard to notice, because they only move in their fingers and feet, and only move when they are stiff or their body part has fallen asleep

  • 6. 
    Tourette Syndrome has no cure, but it can be treated.  What type of medicines do doctors often use?
    • A. 

      Cold medicine, because it helps relax their muscles and makes their movements less jerky

    • B. 

      No medicines, because it's too dangerous to take the pills, so the use special diets instead

    • C. 

      Sedative and, neuroleptics, or drugs used to change brain function by supplying chemicals that are imbalanced and cause tics

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      Dyskenesia is where a person bleeds from their mouth and nose so much that they can die, and dystonia is falling asleep randomly which can cause accidents

    • B. 

      Dyskenesia is fainting and seizures that can kill them, dystonia is having a hard time breathing

    • C. 

      Dyskenesia is uncontrollable movements of the mouth and body, which can be permanent in some cases, and dystonia is twisting and cramping of muscles where a person's limbs draw in painfully and their head may flex to the side or upwards

  • 8. 
    A person with Tourette can expect to have their symptoms get better naturally when:
    • A. 

      They get a sore throat or lung infections

    • B. 

      It's winter or otherwise in a colder environment

    • C. 

      In early adulthood or late teen years, when it often goes away

  • 9. 
    Sometimes the drugs don't work.  What risky new therapy have doctors used on patients with disabling, very severe symptoms that aren't getting better in older patients?
    • A. 

      Long-term treatment with very strong, cell-altering drugs that retrain brain cells to work properly

    • B. 

      Removing parts of muscles where tics are worst and putting in stiff rods to stop movements

    • C. 

      Brain surgery to put a pacemaker deep in the brain and help control the misfiring neurons

  • 10. 
    How can you help people with Tourette Syndrome if you notice they are ticcing badly?
    • A. 

      Get them something to drink and talk to them about their tics

    • B. 

      Tell them to leave or try to get away from the person who is ticcing

    • C. 

      Ignore the tics and go on like nothing is out of the usual

  • 11. 
    Tics can be any sort of movement or sound.  What is the name of the tic where a person repeats what they are hearing?  What is the name of the tic where a person suddenly freezes in place for a few seconds?
    • A. 

      Repeating words is called kallomania, and freezing is startleshock

    • B. 

      Repeatingn words is called phonorepetition, and freezing is pseudo-paralysis

    • C. 

      Repeating words is echolalia, and freezing is called blocking

  • 12. 
    What interested you about this quiz?  No answer is right or wrong.  Choose the one that is closest to your motivation.
    • A. 

      I'd heard of Tourette and wanted to learn about it

    • B. 

      My friend/relative/ or I was diagnosed with Tourette

    • C. 

      I don't know, I was just bored?