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Stop the stigma

Good advice in general, but especially when it has become common to cite not always well understood disorders in joking. If someone isn’t struggling with obsessions and compulsions for hours a day they are not “so OCD”, a person who… Continue Reading

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1st Childhood Mental Health Symposium to take place November 20 in New Jersey

The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) is proud to present the 1st annual Childhood Mental Health Symposium on November 20 at Rutgers University. The event will focus on neuropsychiatric disorders including tics, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)… Continue Reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation, Part 3: Who’s a good fit for DBS?

The use of brain surgery to treat Tourette Syndrome receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series from the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) will give you up-to-date information about this treatment approach. Part 1 explained how the surgery… Continue Reading

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Mother seeking input from other parents for her 12-year-old son

I have three boys — Billy, 20, Austin, 18 (Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD), and my Kyle is 12.  Kyle was diagnosed with TS in 2nd grade, and I’m not always sure which is worse — the TS or the OCD.  They also believe Kyle… Continue Reading