"When my son was diagnosed with severe TS, the consultant told me that I had TS too - finally I could make sense of situations from my childhood and teenage years"
Tourette's Syndrome is an inherited, neurological condition, the key features of which are tics, involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements. TS is a complex condition and covers a wide spectrum of symptoms.
Tourettes Action is support and research charity working to improve the lives of people working with Tourette's Syndrome. Offers publications, a Helpdesk, events, support groups, news and information.
Wednesday 04 January: A second year undergraduate psychology student from Liverpool Hope University got in touch with Tourettes Action to ask some questions about behavioural therapy. Below are responses from Health Psychologist & Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, Jolande van de Griendt; and Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr Tara Murphy. Jolande and Tara are both involved in the TA Behavioural Therapy Training Programme.