Tourette Syndrome -- Child
|TS may be inherited through genes, which make up DNA.|
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- Simple—eye blinking, facial grimacing, head jerking, arm or leg thrusting
- Complex—jumping, smelling, touching things or other people, twirling around
- Simple—throat clearing, coughing, sniffing, grunting, yelping, barking
- Complex—saying words or phrases that do not make sense in a given situation, saying obscene or socially unacceptable words (called coprolalia)
- Attention deficit disorder with or without hyperactivity (ADD or ADHD)
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
Education and Counseling
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke http://www.ninds.nih.gov
Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. http://www.tsa-usa.org
Tourette Syndrome Association of Ontario http://www.tourettesyndromeontario.ca
Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada http://www.tourette.ca
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- Reviewer: Kari Kassir, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/20/2014 -
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