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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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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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Tics and speech difficulties in people with TS

Tics are an important feature of Tourette Syndrome (TS), whilst impaired fluency of speech is the dominant overt feature of stuttering. To establish any relationship, we looked at tics in people with TS and people who stutter and have found… 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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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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Support for young people

NOTE: Please welcome Tourettes Action, an advocacy group based in the United Kingdom, to TSParentsOnline. Below is some information they have for parents to give their children who struggle with TS. Most people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) are diagnosed as… Continue Reading