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Understanding depression in children

As a child or teen, did it bother you when people would comment “these are the best years of your life”? For many children, this blanket statement is a stark contradiction from the reality they know. A bulk of people… Continue Reading

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What if my baby has Tourette?

Will my baby have Tourettes? It’s a question I’ve asked myself many times. I’ve also wondered if my anxiety and OCD tendencies will be passed down as well, which leads to the next question. So what if Jelly Bean does have my struggles? What then?… Continue Reading

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52 Weeks of TS: Week 25

EDITOR’S NOTE: Every Tuesday, noted Tourette Syndrome advocate Troye Evers shares his “52 Weeks of TS” blog journal with the TSParentsOnline community. In cased you missed any of the first 24 weeks, you can read them here. For more information about… Continue Reading

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Should I have a child?

Hello. First time on this site. How is everybody? I hope we can create a better environment for Tourette Syndrome patients so they have a better life. I have an issue that I could use some help with: My nephew… Continue Reading

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Tourette research helps families, but we need more of it!

Awareness. Acceptance. Action. Advocacy. All needed when it comes to informing people about Tourette Syndrome at the national, regional, state and local level. Our Facebook page (give us a “like”! ) is dedicated toward these very things, especially when it… Continue Reading

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You can play an important role in advancing research and finding a cure for Tourette Syndrome!

Every day, scientists and geneticists are working to find a cure for Tourette Syndrome. What if you could actually be a part of the research taking place that could someday usher a cure into existence? You can! Join the New… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: What is the genetic probability of passing on TS?

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to tsfc@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear Dr. Ticcy.” Dear… Continue Reading

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“Tourette Syndrome: Coping With Difference” — Autobiography

The following is the beginning of a series of entries that, as a whole, comprise a paper titled “Tourette Syndrome: Coping With Difference” I wrote for a class I am taking at the University of Texas-San Antonio. “It has been… Continue Reading

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California family a success story despite family history of tics

My name is Cheryl, and I live in the Central Valley of California. I am the mother of one son with severe Tourette Syndrome and another with moderate to severe OCD. They are both now in their late 20s but… Continue Reading

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A family history: Mother not discouraged by Movement Disorder

Surprise!  I feel as if I have been hit by a ton of bricks.  With my family history, I should not have been so stupefied by the following events.  Let me start by saying that I have always wondered how… Continue Reading