Tourette Syndrome

Katrina Lee

The exact cause of Tourette Syndrome is unknown, with no way to prevent it.

Some theories about the cause of Tourette Syndrome is genetics and brains abnormalities.

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a disorder of the nervous system.

People diagnosed with TS have "tics". Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds which people do repeatedly and unwillingly.


EX: Blinking repeatedly.

Tourette Syndrome is a non-infectious disease. TS isn't contagious because it's a genetic disorder.

Treatment for Tourette Syndrome

Although there is no cure for TS, there are treatments. If tics interfere negatively with daily life, medication and behavioral treatments will help, not cure, these tics.

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Tim Howard has Tourette Syndrome.

This American soccer player was diagnosed with TS. He can inspire other people with this disorder that just because you have Tourette's doesn't mean that you can't follow your dreams and be successful.

Tics are a majorly annoying dilemma for people diagnosed with Tourette's.

Current Research for Tourette Syndrome.

Research has been focused on the commonness of Tourette's, causes/developments of TS, and treatment.

Prognosis

There is no cure for Tourette Syndrome. However, people usually improve in their late teens/early twenties. TS is lifetime and chronic, but it doesn't get worse.

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There can be a "Quarters for TS" fundraiser in order to either raise awareness, money for research, or money for patients with extreme cases of Tourette's who can't pay for treatment.

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