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Where tics and compulsions meet: TS plus OCD

Ken Shyminsky, a former vice president of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, draws upon his personal experiences as an teacher and student with Tourette Syndrome to help children with TS and related disorders. He… Continue Reading

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Beta blockers for Tourette Syndrome?

Beta blockers are very effective for — and are the first-line treatment for — a movement disorder known as Essential Tremor, or ET. While ET and Tourette Syndrome are both common neurological conditions, they have distinct characteristics and treatment also… 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