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What’s A Tic? Part 3 — Treatment & Management

There are multiple forms of treatment and management for individuals with tics: Medication – I’ve never needed medication myself, but for some people, medication is what really helps them get their lives back on track when the tics are too… Continue Reading

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Why one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to ADHD

There’s often a pattern when it comes to the many different treatments of ADHD. Each one shows improvement in some children, but not in all. Each treatment needs to be carefully regulated by parents and pediatricians to make sure none… Continue Reading

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Myths and truths about Tourette Syndrome

Ever since George Gilles de la Tourette discovered Tourette have people discussed and questioned real signs of the syndrome. Everything starting with how the disorder manifest and ending with the ways it should be treated is being discussed by doctors,… Continue Reading

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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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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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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 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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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms, Causes and Effects

EDITOR’S NOTE: This blog post originally appeared on www.psychguides.com. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, or OCD, is an anxiety disorder that generally causes extreme discomfort. Sufferers are often riddled with persistent and recurrent impulses, thoughts and images that are unwanted. According to the National… Continue Reading

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Tourette’s: What’s the cause? What’s the treatment?

Tourette’s is a very personal subject for me.  When I was around 8 years old, I developed symptoms of Tourette’s.  Facial tics, alongside throat sounds and repetitive uncontrolled muscle tensing.  This was accompanied by through-the-roof anxiety, the appearance of “checking”… Continue Reading

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Supporting Students with TS+, Part 3: Frequently Asked Questions by Parents

For parents of children with exceptionalities like Tourette Syndrome, OCD, ADHD and mood disorders, classroom strategies are a very popular topic. Parents are eager to understand how their child’s education team can help remove roadblocks to learning, but it is… Continue Reading