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).

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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.
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.
The Facts About Tourette Syndrome
Basic information about Tourette's Syndrome. Includes a list of symptoms classified as either simple or complex.
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.
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.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet
Includes definitions, possible causes, treatments, and research.
National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) - Tourette Syndrome
Provides information, referrals to patient organizations, research grants and fellowships, advocacy, and medication assistance programs.
Neuroscience for Kids - Tourette Syndrome
Provides definition, descriptions, facts, a list of famous people with TS, a short quiz, and resources.
Planet Tic
Resources for students, parents, and teachers. Includes “ask an expert” bulletin boards, classroom strategies, educational games, and videos. [English and Spanish]
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.
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 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.
Tourette Syndrome Support in the UK
Providing information about services and support for TS in the UK. Includes Discussion Forum and Chat Room.

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