By Jackson Bemis
What is Tourette's Syndrome?
Tourette’s Syndrome (TS) is a brain disorder which causes people to make uncontrollable, sudden movements.
Affects The Brain
Tourette’s is more common in males than females and affects four to five people out of 10,000
TS starts as a child and lessens as you get older.
- TS is twice as common in whites than blacks or hispanic.
TS is diagnosed based on your previous symptoms. These are some things that doctors base their diagnosis on:
Tics must start before 18
Tics happen multiple times a day, or sometimes everyday, for at least a year.
- Tics aren't caused by medication
Signs and Symptoms
Symptoms: Simple tics
Motor tics (movement)
Vocal tics (sounds)
Symptoms: Complex tics
Stepping in a certain pattern
Repeating other’s words
I don’t know anyone with TS. But American goalkeeper Tim Howard has TS. I selected this condition because I read Tim Howard's biography and I wanted to know more about TS.