Tourette's Syndrome

By: Rachel Hon

WHO: Howie Mandel

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Tourette's is an inherited tic disorder characterized by multiple motor (physical) tics and at least one vocal tic. Experts believe it is closely linked to damage or abnormalities to the basal ganglia of the brain.


  • Childhood infection - recent preliminary research indicates there might be a link between the development of tics and infection.


Treatment may include medication or psychological therapies.


One in 100 children have some form of Tourette Syndrome. That is the same amount as children with autism