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4 things someone with Tourette wants you to know

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog entry was originally posted by Brittany Hays to ThoughtCatalog.com. I’m sure at some point in our lives we have all come into contact with someone who has Tourette Syndrome. For those of you who haven’t, well,… Continue Reading

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What’s A Tic? Part 2 — Tic Classifications

There are different classifications for tics, motor vs. vocal (Do you do it with you muscles or with your voice?) and simple vs. complex (How many muscles groups are involved in the movement?) As I said in part 1 of… Continue Reading

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Myths and truths about Tourette Syndrome

Ever since George Gilles de la Tourette discovered Tourette have people discussed and questioned real signs of the syndrome. Everything starting with how the disorder manifest and ending with the ways it should be treated is being discussed by doctors,… Continue Reading

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Guest blogger: Sophia and her TS

Sophia talks to Tourettes Action about her experiences of living with TS and what it means to her. For me, Tourette’s made its appearance a little later than usual. I was 16 and had just been diagnosed with autism spectrum… Continue Reading

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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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Guest blogger: “I swear it isn’t true”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was shared by Tourettes Action on its Facebook page. It originally comes from the blog of guest blogger Adrian. For nearly three years I’ve written a blog about running and mental health, and in particularly the… Continue Reading

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The experiences of diagnosis in adults with Tourette Syndrome

TS is a clinical diagnosis, meaning that there is not a specific test for the disorder, it has been noted to be difficult to diagnose with research showing delays in the diagnosis of TS (Wand et al., 1992; Freeman et… Continue Reading

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Spotting Tourette in the Classroom, Part 2: So what’s a teacher to do?

Everyone remembers that kid in class who made weird noises to annoy the teacher. But what about those instances where the noises aren’t meant to drive the teacher crazy? Is it possible a student might be dealing with Tourette Syndrome? How do… Continue Reading

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10 Common Tourette’s Questions & Answers, Part 2

Living with neurological disorders can be full of challenges for both children and adults. The good news is that life with these disorders can still be filled with joy and adventure. It just takes some creative thinking and flexibility to get there,… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 1

EDITOR’S NOTE: Beginning today and running every Tuesday for the next year, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers will share his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. For more information about Troye, please click on his… Continue Reading