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  • Important aspects of research include increasing our understanding of the prevalence of TS, the quality of life among people affected by TS and risk and protective factors associated with the impact of...

  • Due to the coronavirus, UK universities are closed until further notice and therefore researchers are no longer able to conduct face to face research.  As a result many of the current research projects...

  • About TA

    Find out more about Tourettes Action Watch our video to find hear about our work from the people we support. You can find out more about who we are and what we do: TA staff TA accounts Jobs at TA Contact...

  • About TS

    Find out more about TS In this section discover: What TS is The symptoms of TS What causes TS The steps to getting diagnosed with TS Different treatments for TS Answers to frequently asked questions...

  • Ask the experts

    Tourettes Action asked the TS community to tell us what questions they would ask health professionals and researchers working in the field of Tourette Syndrome. We then put your questions to leading professionals...

  • Behavioural therapies and Tourette Syndrome

    Behavioural therapies and Tourette Syndrome Behavioural therapies can be useful for most people with tic disorders, although evidence suggests that it is effective for children as young as five years...

  • Behavioural therapy and Telemedicine

      Liz Murray*, Seonaid Anderson, Research Manager at Tourettes Action and Tara Murphy, Honorary Consultant Clinical Psychologist from Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Trust (GOSH)  Behavioural...

  • Behavioural Therapy Training

    We are following government advice very carefully regarding coronavirus public health measures.  As a result, our plans for CBITS training 2020 are on hold until further notice.  We intend to...

  • Causes of Tourette Syndrome

    The brain Brain scanning in people with TS has shown that there are some parts of the brain that function differently or have a slightly different size e.g. some of the structures in the motor circuits...

  • Clinical consultation sessions

    Planned clinical consultation sessions for 2020 have been suspended until further notice due to government advice regarding social distancing measures.  We will continue to monitor the advice closely...

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Tourette Syndrome

    DBS in Tourette Syndrome Among the neurosurgical techniques, deep brain stimulation (DBS) with implantation of electrodes at selected targets undoubtedly offers advantages over traditional surgery, which...

  • Donate to Tourettes Action

    Without the support of people like you, it would not be possible for Tourettes Action (TA) to continue this work.We receive no government funding and rely entirely on voluntary contributions. How your...

  • Events

    TICfest events - our popular weekend family residential events, funded by Children In Need, run annualy throughout the late spring/summer in different locations across the UK. TEENfest events - these...

  • Get involved

    Donate to Tourettes Action Our work is funded completely by voluntary donations so your donation, be it £10 or £1,000, is essential in enabling us to continue our work. Donate online now. Fundraise...

  • Health Professionals

    Information for GPs What is TS and how is it treated? Tourette Syndrome is an inherited, neurological condition, the key features of which are tics, involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements....

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  • Leave a legacy to Tourettes Action

    Leaving Tourettes Action a gift in your will is one of the most valuable and lasting ways that you can support us. It costs nothing during your lifetime but can have a lasting legacy for years to come. We...

  • Managing Tourette Syndrome

    If you or a family member has Tourette Syndrome (TS), Tourettes Action is here for you. We consult with leading health experts and professionals in the education sector, and draw upon the latest research,...

  • Medication for Tourette Syndrome

    Medication can reduce symptoms and improve quality of life of people with TS when needed. Unfortunately side effects of the treatments are not uncommon and their effectiveness varies from person to person,...

  • Other approaches to help manage TS

    The benefits of a healthy lifestyle  Diet and exercise There are many different ways of generating health and well-being, the most obvious being a healthy, balanced diet and regular exercise. Although...

  • Our Trustees

    TA trustees Ian Ayres Trustee Having worked in the finance sector for more than 40 years, mainly within the television production sector, and now retired, Ian is keen to use his financial...

  • Previous projects

    Is skin sensitivity in Tourette syndrome just a feeling or reality?  University of Nottingham research study European Tourette Syndrome Research Survey: A short questionnaire for patients...

  • Previous Reward Announcements

    One of the chief aims of TA is to support research and to seek better treatment and management of TS (via research into new therapies and potential cures) with a view to improving the lives of those living...

  • Research

    Tourettes Action is the only UK based charity working with families and individuals living with TS, and is therefore well placed to promote and evaluate research.  We are committed to ensuring...

  • Resource library

    Click on one of the coloured boxes below to see information relevant to you, including research, treatment and about children with TS. From there, you will be able to decide what kind of materials you...

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  • Sign up to the Tourettes Action e-newsletter

    The monthly Tourettes Action newsletter is emailed directly to your inbox and is packed with information about events, research projects, fundraising and stories about TS from the last month. We also occasionally...

  • Spotlight on researchers

      Bobbie Smith is a PhD student at the University of Hertfordshire.  Bobbie's research concerns eating and dietary behaviours in adults with TS Marta Topor is a PhD student at the University...

  • Symptoms of TS

    Tics Tics usually start in childhood around the age of six to seven years and tic symptoms often fluctuate in severity and frequency.  Although the nature of tics is that they come and go, such patterns...

  • TA Passport

    The professionals worked closely with young people with TS to explore the psychosocial and educational experiences and to examine what factors influence tics and social interactions. The young people were...

  • Tourettes Action Helpdesk

      We know how important it is to have somebody to talk to about your experiences of TS. If you have questions or concerns about TS and want to speak to someone who understands the issues, then please...

  • Tourettes Action online

    Sign up now to follow us at: Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram If you want news direct to your inbox don’t forget to sign up to the TA newsletter as well.   Tourettes Action's social...

  • Training and Events

      Training events for clinicians Behavioural Therapy Training  Clinical Consultations   Conferences for clinicians and researchers 2020 conference information coming soon.  ...

  • Welcome to Tourettes Action

    Tourettes Action is a support and research charity working to improve the lives of people living with Tourette's Syndrome. Our services include a help desk, befriender network, information and resourc...

  • What is Tourette Syndrome?

    We would just like to reassure the TS community that Tourette Syndrome does not qualify as an underlying health condition that would make you more vulnerable to the coronavirus.  Some people with...

  • Workshops for parents and teachers

      ***In light of current circumstances regarding the government's efforts to delay the spread of coronavirus, we have decided to postpone all of our teacher and parent workshops until further notice. ...

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