What is it about?
Two noteworthy cases suffering from tics, obsessions, and compulsions are reported, whose food habits were testified being vitiated by their pathological conditions: a young man that decided to use anabolic steroids for enhancing physical performance, and a middle-aged woman with a peculiar food attitude. The following cases were selected and reported in order to shed new insight into the management of these complex diseases. All patients displayed general consent to use their medical information for research purposes.
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Why is it important?
This report provided perceptive information that may increase our knowledge and diverged from the classical textbook, underlying the importance of a multitasking approach in some neurological patients. Despite this evidence cannot be generalized beyond their context of patients’ cases, it appeared reasonable that an integrated nutritional approach in TICS and TOC would be effective for other patients with the same conditions. In fact, results may be not easily achievable without a multimodal approach.
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This page is a summary of: Tics and obsessive-compulsive disorder in relation to diet: Two case reports, L Encéphale, November 2018, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.encep.2017.06.004.
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TIC E DISTURBO OSSESSIVO-COMPULSIVO IN RELAZIONE ALLA DIETA
Alcuni studi hanno riportato delle evidenze scientifiche per cui seguire una dieta mediterranea porterebbe ad una riduzione dei principali sintomi della sindrome di Tourette.
DIETA MEDITERRANEA E TOURETTE
Una maggior aderenza alla dieta Mediterranea è associata ad una riduzione di tic e sintomi ossessivo-compulsivi in ragazzi con Tourette.
Mediterranean diet in Obsessive-Compulsive Tic Disorder (OCTD)
It is reasonable to think that healthier eating habits would contribute to promote an overall physical and mental well-being that may positively influence clinical symptoms in patients with the same conditions.
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