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  1. hi there, anyone has already heard about Dr Brendan Stack method? there are several vids on youtube like this one : i think it is impressive... i crawled across the web but was able to find only one paper on the subject : www.tmjstack.com/casereport.pdf Usul
  2. thanks a lot... it is a lot cleared now
  3. hi i am quiet new in this forum, and english is not my mother tongue... in several posts i can see that parents refer to their kids using DS, or DS2, DS(5)... what does it stand for ? thanks
  4. Hi many studies talk about 30% to 70% of TS people having OCD at the same time... some even say up to 90% most TS families have people having OCD... but most OCD families do not have TS... the current understanding is that TS and some OCD are from the same disorder phenotype... meaning that if you have the TS gene(s) you can develop TS, chronic tic, OCD or whatever combinations... Usul
  5. hello keeptrying, sorry to have taken too much time to answer you (you did answer my previous post on hypnosis) I am sorry to hear that hypnosis did not work for you... eriksonian hypnosis or nlp should overcome the fact that your DD does not care, as the practitioner would "suggest" to his/her subconscient other way to fulfill the need... it might sound strange, but i am not really fluent in english to really express it differently, you may want to discuss by phone with a EH practitioner in order to understand how he would work on that...
  6. Hi Cidermill, I can only talk about what i know, and i know about EH (eriksonian hypnosis) and NLP (neuro linguitic programming). I have used it and i have been trained to that, but i have no experience with hypnosis and nlp on TS. however, what i can tell, is that EH and NLP are supposed to be short therapy, meaning that you should not have to spend more that 5 to 10 sessions to see a cure (or not). what i can also tell, is that EH and NLP are not requiring exercice (generally not) at home and are mostly done in a conversation mode... results are impressive generally... from what i know, and what i heard, i think it might work... My wife has TS, and i cannot "try" on her since she does not accept the fact that she has TS... she is pretty sure (and her parents keep telling her) that is just because of stress...
  7. Hello there, A quick presentation : I am 30 from france, and i have just discovered that my soon to be wife has the tourette syndrome (although she does not want to accept that she has TS) -vocal and motor tics since she was 8, she is now 25, -OCD - she has two uncles with tics her tics worsen during the past couple of months and that is why i discovered them... i felt so shocked... i read thousand of articles, web sites, (almost nothing exist in french)... i read about genetics, and got even scared as i have also subclinical OCD since i was 7/8... (i read that OCD as chronic tics or transient tics are also a different expression of the TS gene(s). anyway... i am still not feeling fine with that news (it was 1 month ago that i learnt that) but i as i said, i read a lot... if I may, i will post some articles of interest i came over during my search (on alternative treatments) I will start with hypnosis... not the way i read here, not the stress reduction type... here is the abstract of a new research article from july 2010 in the "Journal of Development and Behavioral Pediatrics" Objective: This case series examines the practicality of using a standardized method of training children in self-hypnosis (SH) methods to explore its efficiency and short-term efficacy in treating tics in patients with Tourette syndrome. Methods: The files of 37 children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome referred for SH training were reviewed, yielding 33 patients for analysis. As part of a protocol for SH training, all viewed a videotape series of a boy undergoing SH training for tic control. Improvement in tic control was abstracted from subjective patient report. Results: 79% of the patients trained in this technique experienced short-term clinical response, defined as control over the average 6-week follow-up period. Of the responders, 46% achieved tic control with SH after only 2 sessions and 96% after 3 visits. One patient required 4 visits. Conclusions: Instruction in SH, aided by the use of videotape training, augments a protocol and probably shortens the time of training in this technique. If SH is made more accessible in this way, it will be a valuable addition to multi-disciplinary management of tic disorders in Tourette syndrome. you may want to go read a newspaper article about this article here "Once the patient is in his or her highly focused 'special place,' work is then done on controlling the tic. We ask the patient to imagine the feeling right before that tic occurs and to put up a stop sign in front of it, or to imagine a tic switch that can be turned on and off like a light switch," study co-author Dr. Jeffrey Lazarus, formerly of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and now in private practice, said in a news release from the journal's publisher" i read other articles showing some good success rate for hypnosis however, if i may suggest, if some people are interested, either go see this doctor (not a possibility for me as i am in france and my wife to be is not fluent in english) or choose an ericksonian hypnotist... show the article and they should know what to do... this is what i ll do in france i will try to post other info on other treatment types... but i dont want to bother... especially as i realize that my english my be difficult to understand... i might try in french
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