Question: How long is the average lifespan of a person with Tourettes?

Individuals with Tourette syndrome have a normal life expectancy. Tourette syndrome does not impair intelligence.

Can you die from Tourettes?

The risk of premature death was higher among individuals with tic disorders (mortality rate ratio, 2.02) and with Tourette syndrome (mortality rate ratio, 1.63) compared with controls, according to a recent study. To date, few studies have investigated mortality risk in individuals with tic disorders.

Is Tourettes a progressive disease?

Tourette Syndrome is neither a progressive nor degenerative disorder; rather, symptoms tend to be variable and follow a chronic waxing and waning course throughout an otherwise normal life span.

What is the survival rate of Tourettes?

TS almost always persists throughout life. Fortunately, by age 18 years, approximately 50% of patients are essentially free of tics. Tic severity tends to peak in early to mid adolescence and wanes thereafter.

Does Tourettes skip a generation?

Tourettes is a neuropsychiatric disorder that appears to be inherited. However, it skips generations with the result that is does not come directly through the parents. The gene that causes this disorder has not yet been identified.

Is Tourettes curable?

Theres no cure for Tourettes syndrome, but treatment can help manage symptoms. People with Tourettes syndrome may also have obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or learning difficulties.

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