About Tourette Syndrome (TS)
TS is an inherited neurological condition. It affects one schoolchild in every hundred and more than 300,000 children and adults in the UK. The key feature is tics, involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements.
TS is sometimes known as multiple tic disorder or tic spectrum disorder.
In most cases TS is also linked to other behaviours, most often Obsessional Compulsive Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder.
90 percent of people with TS do not swear uncontrollably (coprolalia).
TS starts in childhood. For about half of children with TS, the condition continues into adulthood.
Living with TS - personal stories from children, young people and adults
Publications - booklets and leaflets about Tourette Syndrome - all free to download
The Library - find more guides to related issues in our Library
Presentations - free PowerPoint presentations for you to use to explain TS
Videos - find links to various videos about TS here