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Tourette's Syndrome

"The key features are tics – involuntary sounds and movements, which must be present for at least 12 months to meet the diagnostic criteria. Up to 85% of people with TS will also experience co-occurring conditions and features which might include Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Anxiety." -Tourette's Action

Examples of Motor Ticks (Simple) Example of Motor Ticks (Complex)
Eye Rolling Jumping
Grimacing Repeating other people's gestures
Shoulder Shrugging Twirling
Limb and Head Jerking Obscene Movements or Gestures


Examples of Vocal Tics (Simple) Examples of Vocal Tics (Complex)
Whistling Uttering words or phrases out of context
Grunting Saying socially unacceptable words
Tounge Clicking Repeating a sound, word or phrase