What is Tourette Syndrome?
Tourette Syndrome is not a laughing matter I know too well. TS is not a psychological condition, it is a neurological one. Tourette Syndrome is probably, in part, a genetic condition, which means that a person inherits it from his or her parents. TS is not contagious. It is believed that about 100,000 Americans have the disorder. Tourette Syndrome is more common in boys than in girls.
The syndrome is a condition that affects a person’s central nervous system and causes tics. Tics are unwanted twitches, movements (motor tics) or sounds (vocal tics) that people make.
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