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Disclaimer: This information is the Medical Paradigm found online and it is NOT Savoir Faire's approach.

Traditional Medical Paradigm for Tourette's Syndrome

What is Tourette's Syndrome?

In the traditional medical paradigm Tourette's Syndrome is not typically considered a type of Dysautonomia. Dysautonomia is a term used to describe a group of medical conditions that affect the autonomic nervous system, which regulates important bodily functions such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and breathing.

The exact cause of Tourette Syndrome is not fully understood, but it is believed to be due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Tourette Syndrome is thought to result from an imbalance in certain chemicals in the brain, particularly dopamine and serotonin, which are involved in the regulation of movement, attention, and behavior. Research has suggested that genetic factors may play a role in the development of Tourette Syndrome, as the condition tends to run in families. However, the specific genes involved are not yet well understood.


Environmental factors may also contribute to the development of Tourette Syndrome, including prenatal and perinatal complications, infections, and other medical conditions. Additionally, stress and anxiety may exacerbate tics in individuals with Tourette Syndrome. It's important to note that while the exact cause of Tourette Syndrome is not fully understood, research is ongoing to better understand the condition and develop more effective treatments.

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