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Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.
The early symptoms of TS are typically noticed first in childhood, with the average onset between the ages of 3 and 9 years. TS occurs in people from all ethnic groups; males are affected about 3-4 times more often than females. As many as 1 in 100 exhibit milder and less complex symptoms such as chronic motor or vocal tics. Although TS can be a chronic condition with symptoms lasting a lifetime, most people with the condition experience their worst tic symptoms in their early teens, with improvement occurring in the late teens and continuing into adulthood.
Opioid Induced Constipation
Opioid use carries several side effects. These include drowsiness, nausea, slower breathing, and a general depression of the respiratory system. Further, opioids often cause constipation, or opioid-induced constipation (OIC). OIC is an uncomfortable side-effect that occurs in many patients who receive opioid treatments to relieve pain.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
ADHD is a common behavioural disorder that affects an estimated 8% to 10% of school-age children. Boys are about 3times more likely than girls to be diagnosed, though it’s not yet understood why.
Kids with ADHD act without thinking, are hyperactive, and have trouble focusing. They may understand what’s expected of them but have trouble following through because they can’t sit still, pay attention, or attend to details.
Nearly 4 million Canadians suffer from depression annually. Feelings of depression can be described as being unhappy or sad. However, there is much more to depression than just feeling sad. Depression is a mental disorder that can affect anyone and if you are struggling with depression, know that you are not alone.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic and sometimes disabling condition affecting from 1 to 3% of the general population around the world. It is often unrecognized and undertreated.
Obsessions are recurring intrusive thoughts or images that cause marked distress. Patients usually recognize that the thoughts are self-generated and inappropriate. Some common obsessions involve contamination, need for order, repeated doubts, aggressive impulses, sexual imagery etc.
Compulsions are repetitive activities or mental rituals designed to counteract the anxiety caused by obsession. Some common compulsions include cleaning, ordering, checking, reassurance-seeking, repetitive actions, etc.
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in mood, energy, activity levels, and the ability to carry out day-to-day tasks. Symptoms of bipolar disorder can be severe. They are different from the normal ups and downs that everyone goes through from time to time.
Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder caused by an error in cell division that results in an extra 21st chromosome. The condition leads to impairments in both cognitive ability and physical growth that range from mild to moderate developmental disabilities.
Type 2 Diabetes
People who suffer from Type 2 Diabetes are proven to be at a higher risk for heart attacks, and other cardiovascular events.
Syndrome that causes fatigue and widespread muscle pain throughout the body. Patients often have varying symptoms, and two cases are not often alike.