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Forum: Tourette Syndrome

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, the pioneering French neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86-year-old French noblewoman. 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 three to four times more often than females. It is estimated that 200,000 Americans have the most severe form of TS, and as many as one 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. Only 6-14% of people with tourette syndrome experience coprolalia.

  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Forum archives

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-18-2011 03:55 PM
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  1. Tourette and hearing loss

    Started by Jacob258, 08-07-2017 12:53 AM
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    08-07-2017, 06:55 PM Go to last post
  2. Back after a very long absence.

    Started by Eric Daily, 03-04-2017 07:59 PM
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  3. Exclamation Global: Possible down time for BT within 2 days

    Started by Mike Weins, 08-04-2016 09:55 PM
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    09-14-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  4. Hi

    Started by Bill, 07-08-2016 11:36 AM
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    07-11-2016, 07:08 PM Go to last post
  5. Exclamation Global: Ignoring a users post and their posts that are quoted

    Started by Mike Weins, 04-29-2016 08:55 PM
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    06-26-2016, 05:26 PM Go to last post
  6. Exclamation Global: The state of BT 2/20/15

    Started by Mike Weins, 02-20-2015 12:00 PM
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    02-07-2016, 01:09 AM Go to last post
  7. Cool Global: Summer and BT

    Started by Mike Weins, 06-28-2015 09:08 PM
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    12-15-2015, 06:58 AM Go to last post
  8. Angry A "tic" ing timebomb

    Started by SwirlyGirl78, 10-10-2015 09:55 PM
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    10-11-2015, 08:37 PM Go to last post
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    09-11-2013, 09:15 AM Go to last post
  9. Question Moro reflex in Tourette's???

    Started by funnylegs4, 08-22-2011 05:14 PM
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    05-09-2012, 06:15 PM Go to last post
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    10-19-2011, 09:08 AM Go to last post
  10. PBS special on Tourette's!

    Started by funnylegs4, 09-14-2011 05:53 PM
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    09-19-2011, 03:28 AM Go to last post
  11. Hurricane

    Started by Lara, 08-29-2011 03:24 AM
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    09-01-2011, 03:34 AM Go to last post

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