The tic can emerge at any age, but it most commonly appears between the ages of 6 and 18 years. During adolescence and early adulthood, the tics will normally become less severe, but In 10 to 15 percent of cases, Tourettes can become worse as the person moves into adulthood.
Can Tourettes just suddenly appear?
Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes people to make unintended sounds, words and body movements, called tics. Both motor and vocal tics are generally repetitive, rapid and frequent. Tics occur suddenly, may last from several seconds to minutes, and have no meaning for the person.
What causes sudden onset Tourettes?
Certain toxins or drugs, brain trauma, alterations in neurotransmitter functioning and changes in certain regions of the brain, along with environmental factors, such as infections can also contribute to the sudden onset of tics.
Can you develop temporary Tourettes?
A person can have tics ranging from simple, temporary tics lasting a few weeks or months, to having many complex tics that are long-lasting. Tics can also range from mild and hardly noticeable to severe and disabling.
Can you have a mild case of Tourettes?
Tourette syndrome can be mild, moderate or severe. The intensity of symptoms can change within the person, sometimes on a daily basis. Stress or tension tends to make the condition worse, while relaxation or concentration eases the symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms come and go over a period of months.