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Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects 1% of the population. Symptoms are verbal or physical tics eg sniffing, eye blinking, jumping, inappropriate words or repetition. Symptoms may be mild or severe. They may also have some symptoms common to obsessive-compulsive, ADHD, sleep disorders and learning difficulties. Therapy and drugs may alleviate symptoms.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News
About: Tourette Syndrome affects about 1 percent of population
Date: 15 July 2003
Source: BBC News
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