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International TS Conference focuses on importance of research

Recently, Tourettes Action’s research manager attended the 2014 Annual ESSTS meeting and COST International Conference for Tourette Syndrome. This took place in April at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, home to Jean-Martin Charcot and one of his most famous students,… Continue Reading

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HELP! Pennsylvania mom looking for a neurologist

I received an e-mail from someone who found my posts at the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome. She lives in Hopetown, Pa., and has a son with mild TS symptoms that get worse in spring. Anyone know of a… 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

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Oh What A Tangled (Neural) Web We Weave: A first-person account of Tourette Syndrome (part 4, observations)

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. “Insider” observations,… Continue Reading

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As time “tics” away, neuroscientists discover more each day

As part of their normal development, young children often engage in ritualistic, repetitive and even compulsive activities. Early developmental phases in humans typically involve perfectionism, attachments to favourite objects, rituals for eating, hoarding, bedtime rituals, etc. Psychologists believe that this… Continue Reading

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There’s not enough data for accurate estimate of Tourette Syndrome incidence

Hot off the presses is “Prevalence of Tic Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” an article published in the journal Paediatric Neurology by several physicians, including Dr. Tamara Pringshiem. Dr. Pringshiem is a member of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of… Continue Reading