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Sensory What-egration?: The 411 on Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Dysfunction

The National Office of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) received several questions about sensory integration dysfunction (SID), a common co-occurring condition with TS. Just last week, a parent asked a National Office staff member if SID was a… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: Should I monitor my other son for signs of 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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Studies confirm exercise effective as tic treatment

Is exercise the anti-tic medicine we don’t take enough of? Studies confirm certain exercises help tics go away. In 2005, Drs. Leckman & Swain published a comprehensive work on TS called Tourette Syndrome & Tic Disorders: A Practical Guide to… Continue Reading

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Landmark study reveals impacts of neurological conditions on Canadians

Neurological Health Charities Canada, or NHCC, of which the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) is a founding member, has just released a very important study—the first of its kind—detailing the impact of neurological conditions, including TS, on the estimated… 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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Deep Brain Stimulation, Part 2: New data on long-term impact

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… Continue Reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation, Part 1: How Does It Work?

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 explains how… Continue Reading

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Why Tourette and not Tourette’s?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Like the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC), the NJ Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) also uses Tourette and not Tourette’s when addressing TS. You’ve probably noticed that there are almost as many names for… Continue Reading

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Help make workplaces TS-friendly!

Many people tell the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) that they are concerned about workplace discrimination. We are too! The TSFC is committed to advocating for appropriate, improved and respectful treatment of people with TS in the workplace. The first… Continue Reading

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Tourette Legacy Files, Part 1: Terry Ferguson

In this new blog series, we honour the men and women who helped the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) rise from its humble roots and explore the events that shaped its history. Terry was there from the beginning. According… Continue Reading