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Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome: Introduction

Tourette Syndrome: Tourette Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal ... more about Tourette Syndrome.

Tourette Syndrome: A neurological disorder involving vocal and movement tics where where uncontrollable movements or verbal utterances are made. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tourette Syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome

Treatments for Tourette Syndrome

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome?

Tourette Syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Tourette Syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Tourette Syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Tourette Syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tourette Syndrome

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Tourette Syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Tourette Syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tourette Syndrome

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Tourette Syndrome: Animations

Prognosis for Tourette Syndrome

Prognosis for Tourette Syndrome: Good. Normal life span. Not degenerative. May improve with age.

Research about Tourette Syndrome

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Clinical Trials for Tourette Syndrome

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome: Broader Related Topics

Tourette Syndrome Message Boards

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Article Excerpts about Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neurological disorder characterized by repeated involuntary movements and uncontrollable vocal sounds called tics. In a few cases, such tics can include inappropriate words and phrases. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Tourette Syndrome Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Tourette Syndrome:

Neuropsychological disorder related to alterations in dopamine metabolism and neurotransmission involving frontal-subcortical neuronal circuits; both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics need to be present with tics occurring many times a day, nearly daily, over a period of more than one year; disturbance causes marked distress or significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Tourette Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Tourette Syndrome, or a subtype of Tourette Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tourette Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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