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Tourette syndrome (TS) is an inherited disorder of the nervous system characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal (phonic) sounds called tics. In a few patients, such tics can include inappropriate words and phrases.The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, a French neurologist who first described an 86-year-old French noblewoman with the condition in 1885. The symptoms of TS generally appear before the individual is 18 years old (some authorities say before 15 years of age). Source: MedicineNet, Inc.
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Neuroscience for Kids - Tourette Syndrome - Provides definition, descriptions, facts, a list of famous people with TS, a short quiz, and resources. Tourette Syndrome Plus - Information and resources on TS, OCD, ADD, and other neurobehavioral disorders. Special sections on advocacy and parent education, conferences, glossaries, medications, camps, and media coverage of TS. The Facts About Tourette Syndrome - Basic information about Tourette's Syndrome. Includes a list of symptoms classified as either simple or complex. Life's A Twitch - A clinical psychologist with the disorder presents his educational writings, talks, and a documentary. Includes sections for patients, families and clinicians. Tourette Syndrome - One Day at a Time - Basic information about Tourette Syndrome, myths, educational tips, diagnostic guidelines, and one family's personal story of how they take it One Day at a Time. Tourette Syndrome - Now What? - Information about the optimistic prognosis for most persons newly-diagnosed with TS. Provides articles, FAQs, definitions, and tips on finding a doctor, as well as a message board. EEG Biofeedback Training for Tourette Syndrome - Disorder Brief provided by EEG Spectrum. Clinical observations on the effectiveness of EEG biofeedback training as an adjunct modality for remediating the symptoms of Tourette syndrome. KidsHealth: Tourette Syndrome - Information about the symptoms of TS and how to get help for children. KidsHealth: What is Tourettes Syndrome - A teen's guide to TS, who gets it, what doctors do, and how to manage living with the condition. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) - Tourette Syndrome - Provides information, referrals to patient organizations, research grants and fellowships, advocacy, and medication assistance programs. Tourette Syndrome Support in the UK - Providing information about services and support for TS in the UK. Includes Discussion Forum and Chat Room. Planet Tic - Resources for students, parents, and teachers. Includes “ask an expert” bulletin boards, classroom strategies, educational games, and videos. [English and Spanish] National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet - Includes definitions, possible causes, treatments, and research. NHS Choices: Tourette's Syndrome - Provides information on this condition that causes physical and verbal tics. Includes a short video and details of symptoms, causes, diagnosis, treatment and complications.
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