Tourette syndrome affects males more often than females. Men who grew up with a diagnosis of Tourette syndrome are often concerned they will pass the condition on to their children. That’s because Tourette’s has been described in the literature as a genetic condition for which little can be done.
Further, families are told that it is a “mysterious” condition with symptoms that “come and go” without a known cause.
Well, that’s not every empowering! No wonder fathers worry.
As new research is conducted through Stop Tics Today, we will learn more about the role of the environment, the immune system, diet, and a variety of natural approaches that can reduce. Families and doctors will learn what they can do to prevent and reduce symptoms, without resorting to strong medications.
And fathers won’t have to worry so much.
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MonicaNovember 29, 2021 at 11:01 am
Did you ever write an article on the connection between vaccines and Tourette’s tics?
Hi Monica, Thank you for writing. Our site has an article on studies of thimerosal and tics https://latitudes.org/vaccine-research-thimerosal-tics/ Thimerosal has been removed from most, but not all, vaccines. Multi-dose vaccines (vials used for more than one person) usually have thimerosal, a preservative. We recommend you ask for a single dose vaccine without the preservative if getting a flu shot.
Another article focused on research with this summary — and I’ll give you the link to our article as well as to the study itself. Our article https://latitudes.org/study-on-vaccines-and-childhood-disorders-big-deal-premium/
RESULTS FROM THE STUDY
Subjects with newly diagnosed anorexia nervosa were more likely than controls to have had any vaccination in the previous 3 months. According to the Yale Daily News, the researchers found that the influenza vaccine was associated with higher rates of OCD, anorexia, anxiety disorder and tic disorder. Several other associations were also significant, including hepatitis A vaccine with obsessive compulsive disorder and anorexia nervosa, hepatitis B with anorexia nervosa, and meningitis with anorexia disorder and chronic tic disorder.
RESEARCH LINK–full article in Frontiers in Psychiatry
I hope that helps!