Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a genetic disorder of the central nervous system. There may be a problem with the chemicals in the brain that carry messages from cell to cell.

Kids with TS make sudden, repeated movements or sounds that are called motor tics and vocal tics. Eye-blinking and throat-clearing are called simple tics. Repeatedly touching another person or repeating their words are called complex tics.

There is no cure for Tourette Syndrome, but doctors have medicines that can help, if the tics become too bad.

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KidsHealth: Tourette Syndrome
[ Kids/Teens ] Learn more about this disorder, why people have tics, how it's treated, and how to act around someone with TS.
Life's a Twitch: Youth Haven
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Doctor's humorous look at this disorder includes songs, how to tell friends, and a museum of tics. [Some swearing on audios in museum.]
Neuroscience for Kids: Tourette Syndrome
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Provides a definition, facts, a list of famous people with TS, and a short quiz.
Tics and Tourette's Syndrome
[ Teens/Mature Teens ] Learn about this childhood-onset condition, its treatment, and its implications for school and family.
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