tourette's, tics, and ocd

UNDERSTANDING TOURETTE'S, TICS, AND OCD?

It has been observed in clinical studies that individuals with Tourette syndrome, Chronic Tic Disorder (CTD),  and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) are predisposed to having other conditions that co-exist in addition to the symptoms of the disorder.  These problems include allergies, anxiety, autoimmune disease, chronic pain, eating disorders, headaches, cognitive difficulties, restless leg syndrome (RLS), and poor immunity.  Studies have shown that these conditions are also associated with oxidative stress, mineral deficiency, and microbial imbalance. Very often, these abnormalities are not identified through routine lab work and are dismissed as insignificant when they are discovered.  Unless properly addressed, these abnormalities will continue to inhibit the various chemical pathways necessary for proper neurological and immune function. The resulting complications will contribute to, and may even cause, the symptoms of Tourette syndrome, CTD, OCD, and other mental health disorders.

Some individuals develop symptoms of Tourette syndrome, CTD, and OCD as a result of brain trauma.  As observed in clinical studies, there can be factors such as inflammation which occur in the body as a result of trauma. These factors may lead to the progression of the symptoms Tourette Syndrome, CTD, and OCD.  Comprehensive biomedical testing may still be very useful in these cases where no other physical symptoms are apparent and the cause is known.



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