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TS and Bi-polar/schizophrenia

Has anyone been diagnosed with Tourettes and/or Bi-polar disorder and/or schizophrenia. Can there be two conditons at the same time.

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    CreativeBadger
    CreativeBadger

    I don't see why you can not have 2 conditions at the same time, TS is a neurological condition, where as Bi-polar and Schizophrenia are Psychiatric conditions.

    I don't believe the two are directly related in anyway, but that is not to say you could not have TS and other conditions. I know TS is closely connected to OCD and Autism, but I believe they are all on a similar spectrum.

    I am diagnosed with TS and also PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), but they are not connected.

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    Grounded
    Grounded

    Great thanks for your reply. That is interesting. My partner has Tourettes,OCD and ADHD. He also has post traumatic stress disorder diagnosed after an accident at work.

    Grounded
    Grounded

    Thanks thats interesting to hear that these can all be linked. Have you ever come across any medical articles or evidence to support this? Were you told this by your consultant. It is very difficult getting information on such things.

    Nomad
    Nomad

    Hello Ann,
    As you know TS and OCD/ADHD are quite closely linked, in fact quite common
    People with TS ofetn have the other two but people with the other two probably rarely develop TS
    Bi-polar is the new name for Manic Depression and although habving severe TS can cause depression I'm not sure it would necessarily be Bi-polar or Schizophrenia
    I work in mental health and have seen people with TS plus bi-polar and nobody can say what came first or if the two were linked because the patients had had them for a long time
    You can have as many conditions/disorders as you want (or not want I should say) but the funny thing is, is that having worked with disabilities for many years I have never seen or heard of a deaf, dumb or blind person with TS. Nor have I ever seen anybody with, say, Cerebral Palsy or any other physical disabilities with TS
    Not a lot of research has been done but from what has been done and from what I have read they cannot find any elderly people in nursing homes or in residential care who have TS. It's [possible that the older you get, the more it receedes
    Bit late in the day though eh

    Grounded
    Grounded

    Thats interesting. That TS is not usually found in the elderly. Also that deaf, dumb or blind people not found to have TS. I wonder why. TS is a strange condition as it encompasses other conditions and is different in different people but has same base lines. I suppose that is why it is so hard to treat.The more you look into to TS the more it involes.
    Thanks. Nomad

    Nomad
    Nomad

    Yes it is odd that I have worked with people with TS that also have learning disabilities and mental health issues but never seen anyone with any other physical disability that also has TS
    I'm not saying it doesn't exist just that I've never seen or heard of it

    Garryoke
    Garryoke Volunteer

    Hello friends : )

    As some of you may know I do have a physical disability along with TS and it affects my nerves in my arms and legs making the muscles very weak over time. Some say it is similar to Muscular Dystrophy but it is not related at all. Also, it is a neurological condition as well, but not related to TS. It's called CMT (Charcot Marie Tooth). The last time I went to the TS clinic they were very keen to look at my legs and feet as well.

    johnturvey
    johnturvey

    Yes bit late in the day to start worring about it Nomad LoL

    catherinem
    catherinem

    I have depression alongside my TS, although my TS is fairlish servere my depression tends to be often more of a problem. My consultant tells me that's it very common for people to have both TS with depresion. I have met a young lad, a long time ago that was considerably visually impaired who had TS. He was I think registered blind, he could make out people's shape just about, he also had learning disabilities.

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