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Conquering back-to-school anxiety, part 1

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part 1 of a three-part series on back-to-school anxiety by the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. Parts 2 and 3 will be published Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Fall is fast approaching, and in a few short days, it… Continue Reading

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Cancer provides good perspective for dealing with Tourette Syndrome

Ladies and gentlemen, we have had two weeks of nonstop excitement from birthday parties to sleepovers to Wii time to pool dates and, lo and behold, the tics are back! Introducing, the squeaky gulp. It is happiest when interrupting Stink’s… Continue Reading

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Serendipity: It’s a movie AND a way we should be parenting

A friend of mine once reminded me of a movie that has long been a favorite of mine,  Serendipity – starring John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale.  It’s a great movie to watch this time of year because it shows NYC in… Continue Reading

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Video: Tourette Syndrome — the facts

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is TSParentsOnline’s 200th blog post since operations commenced on November, 7, 2011. Thank you to everyone who has helped get the blog this far! Hi, hope you are all well. The reason I decided to make this “Tourette… Continue Reading

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Oh What A Tangled (Neural) Web We Weave: A first-person account of Tourette Syndrome (part 8, a cure?)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the finale in a multipart series that first appeared in the March 2010 edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychology Practice and also can be found on Life’s A Twitch, a website run by Canadian psychologist… Continue Reading

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Tics ALWAYS return and summer ALWAYS lasts too long

Well, the moment I write “tics are gone,” they always come back. But they are still at a minimum, and I am very happy with the Intuniv. Stink is still Stink: happy and charming and sometimes a bit toooo silly.… Continue Reading

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Oh What A Tangled (Neural) Web We Weave: A first-person account of Tourette Syndrome (part 7, medical overload)

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This multipart series first appeared in the March 2010 edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychology Practice and also can be found on Life’s A Twitch, a website run by Canadian psychologist Dr. B. Duncan McKinlay.… Continue Reading

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Letters to Congress about Tourette Syndrome bill ARE read

Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a couple of little notes that show how important it is to support H.R. 3760, the Collaborative Academic Research Efforts for Tourette Syndrome Act of 2011. I posted the following short letter to the POPVOX… Continue Reading

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Oh What A Tangled (Neural) Web We Weave: A first-person account of Tourette Syndrome (part 6, treatment experience)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This multipart series first appeared in the March 2010 edition of the Journal of Clinical Psychology Practice and also can be found on Life’s A Twitch, a website run by Canadian psychologist Dr. B. Duncan McKinlay. Deep breathing… Continue Reading

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Which neurologist should I choose for my son?

Hi, my son started having tics earlier this year. Tourette Syndrome runs in my family, so we are 99 percent sure my son has it, too. My husband and I are trying to figure out which neurologists are worth the… Continue Reading