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1511164 tn?1301584382
Can Turrets Syndrome be caused by depression?
So there was this scene in my life that caused me to be very depressed, during this depression I started getting these weird tics, and after a while these tics just got worse and worse. Later I got more control on these tics, and it got better after I wasn't really depressed anymore, but I still get these tics daily, there  not really that bad anymore, but they happen at least once every 1 to 2 hours. Could my depression have caused me to have turrets?
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I think they are related

But you could ask, does tourettes cause depression?

You cant say one causes the other
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Are you on any medication for the depression? because sometimes anti depressants can cause movement disorders. Talk to your doctor
It sounds annoying
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1511164 tn?1301584382
I didn't have these tics until after I had that scene of depression.

*You cant say one causes the other*
I'm not sure what you mean by that, because everything is caused because of something.
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1511164 tn?1301584382
I've never taken anti-depressants, and I don't need them, because I'm not really a depressed person, it's because of something that was an extreme that was very painful that caused me to be depressed. It's been a couple years now since this scene happened, and sure I was depressed for some time, probably I would say 6 months. But I've learned how to live with it, and I'm not depressed anymore about this situation I had. And as I got less depressed, I was had less and less tics. But now even having this depression gone, I still get these tics daily, there not that bad, and sometimes I can control, especially when I'm around other people, well when around people there doesn't seem to usually be any tension to have these tics. But I still have the tics and they are annoying. Sometimes if I have a tic that keeps repeating itself that part of the body will start hurting, this is more common to my eye lids and the surroundings.
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1511164 tn?1301584382
So I decided to post this same question on Yahoo Answers and found out that it is most like OCD, and I do have OCD http://*****************/question/index?qid=20110213042818AAeq89e

Here what I got from wiki under Tourette Syndrome:
Under Characteristic I found:
"Among patients whose symptoms are severe enough to warrant referral to clinics, obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often associated with Tourette's.[22] Not all persons with Tourette's have ADHD or OCD or other comorbid conditions (co-occurring diagnoses other than Tourette's), although in clinical populations, a high percentage of patients presenting for care do have ADHD.[22][28] One author reports that a ten-year overview of patient records revealed about 40% of patients with Tourette's have "TS-only" or "pure TS", referring to Tourette syndrome in the absence of ADHD, OCD and other disorders.[29][30] Another author reports that 57% of 656 patients presenting with tic disorders had uncomplicated tics, while 43% had tics plus comorbid conditions.[14] "Full-blown Tourette's" is a term used to describe patients who have significant comorbid conditions in addition to tics."

Under Causes I found:
"Non-genetic, environmental, infectious, or psychosocial factors—while not causing Tourette's—can influence its severity.[6] Autoimmune processes may affect tic onset and exacerbation in some cases. In 1998, a team at the US National Institute of Mental Health proposed a hypothesis that both obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and tic disorders may arise in a subset of children as a result of a poststreptococcal autoimmune process.[37] Children who meet five diagnostic criteria are classified, according to the hypothesis, as having Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections (PANDAS).[38] This contentious hypothesis is the focus of clinical and laboratory research, but remains unproven."

"Some forms of OCD may be genetically linked to Tourette's.[22][42] A subset of OCD is thought to be etiologically related to Tourette's and may be a different expression of the same factors that are important for the expression of tics.[43] The genetic relationship of ADHD to Tourette syndrome, however, has not been fully established."

Under Epidemiology:
"Tourette's is associated with several comorbid conditions, or co-occurring diagnoses, which are often the major source of impairment for an affected child.[22] Among patients whose symptoms are severe enough to warrant referral to specialty Tourette's clinics, only a small minority have no other conditions,[69] and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often present.[22][28] In children with Tourette's, ADHD is associated with functional impairment, disruptive behavior, and tic severity. Other comorbid conditions include self-injurious behaviors (SIB), anxiety, depression, personality disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorders.[69] One author reports that a ten-year overview of patient records revealed about 40% of patients with Tourette's have "TS-only" or "pure TS", referring to Tourette syndrome in the absence of ADHD, OCD and other disorders."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourette_syndrome
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Here that yahoo one again, since it gave stars.
http://answers[dot]yahoo[dot]com/question/index?qid=20110213042818AAeq89e
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