Tourette Syndrome (Tourette's) is a neurological condition that causes individuals to make involuntary vocal noises and movements called tics. It usually starts in childhood and can range from mild to very severe. Swearing or saying inappropriate things only affects 10% of people with Tourette's. 

Tourette's was named after Gilles de la Tourette, a neurologist who first described it in the 19th Century. People with Tourette's may also have other conditions, like anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

The content on this page is provided solely for information purposes. If you think that you. or someone you care for, has Tourette's Syndrome, please seek further information. 

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