Get to Know Tourette’s Syndrome Experiencing Lewis Capaladi on Stage
Lewis Capaldi recently shocked the public when he appeared on stage. The reason, Tourette’s syndrome disease that he suffered recurring at that time. Despite experiencing the symptoms of the disorder, he continues to perform, Mother.
Previously, Capaldi first spoke publicly about his experience with Tourette’s syndrome back in September 2022. He said that the diagnosis he received in 2022 made a lot of sense.
“I’m quite a restless person. A lot of people think I’m on drugs when they meet me,” Capaldi said, quoted from the Washington Post’s website.
He also claimed to have been given botox on his shoulder to help stop the twitching. Even so, sometimes he still gets attacks of these symptoms. One of them was when he performed some time ago, Bunda.
Recognizing Tourette’s syndrome
Tourette syndrome is a type of childhood-onset tic disorder characterized by involuntary and repetitive movements and vocalizations. It was named by the French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who first described the disorder in 1885.
This syndrome is often associated with obsessive compulsive disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 86 percent of children with Tourette’s syndrome also have at least one other behavioral, mental, or developmental condition, the most common of which are ADHD and obsessive compulsive disorder.
Tourette’s syndrome symptoms
The main symptom associated with Tourette’s syndrome is the presence of tics, which are sudden, brief, involuntary, or semi-voluntary movements or sounds. Many patients report physical discomfort just before performing a tic. Affected children will tic repeatedly until it feels ‘just right’.
Eyes blink Eyes dart Gritting teeth Head jerks Turns neck Nose twitches Rolls eyes
Exhale Barking sound Clears throat Cough Snoring Hiccups
Causes of Tourette’s syndrome
There’s no known cause for Tourette’s syndrome, Mother. This is because tics and other related illnesses may improve with medications that alter the brain chemicals serotonin and dopamine, and there has been speculation that Tourette’s syndrome may be caused in part by abnormalities in the communication of these chemicals.
Treatments for Tourette’s syndrome
While there’s no cure for Tourette’s syndrome, psychotherapy or medication can help with tics.
Behavioral treatments aimed at improving social functioning and quality of life are first-line treatment strategies for Tourette’s syndrome. Involving parents, teachers, and classmates in the effort is often critical to an effective treatment outcome. The following are common behavioral therapies for this syndrome:
Comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT): A type of evidence-based behavioral therapy for Tourette’s syndrome, CBIT includes habit reversal, relaxation techniques, and education about tics. Habit reversal: One of the most studied types of behavioral intervention for people with tics and impulsive behavior, habit reversal involves awareness training, to bring greater attention to tics, and competitive responses, actions intended to replace tics. Parent training: Parent training increases understanding of the disorder and provides strategies for family members to be supportive. Learning positive reinforcement strategies to deal with behavior problems is also part of parent training.
If a child is severely affected or engages in self-injurious behavior, treatment may be needed for this. There are a variety of medications that are effective in treating this symptom, including:
First-generation antipsychotics, such as Haldol (haloperidol) and Orap (pimozide) Second-generation antipsychotics, such as Abilify (aripiprazole) Antidepressants, such as Prozac (fluoxetine) or Anafranil (clomipramine)
So, those are some things you need to know about Tourette’s syndrome. Hopefully useful, yes, Mother.
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