Diseases & Conditions


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Tourette Syndrome


Synonyms of Tourette Syndrome
  • Chronic Motor Tic
  • Chronic Multiple Tics
  • Gilles de la Tourette's disease
  • Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome
  • GTS
  • Habit Spasms
  • Maladie de Tics
  • Paulitis
  • Tics
  • Tourette's disorder
  • TS

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Tourette Syndrome is a hereditary neurological movement disorder that is characterized by repetitive motor and vocal tics. Symptoms may include involuntary movements of the extremities, shoulders, and face accompanied by uncontrollable sounds and, in some cases, inappropriate words. Tourette Syndrome is neither a progressive nor degenerative disorder; rather, symptoms tend to be variable and follow a chronic waxing and waning course throughout an otherwise normal life span. The specific symptoms associated with Tourette Syndrome often vary greatly from case to case. The exact cause of Tourette Syndrome is unknown.

    Organizations related to Tourette Syndrome
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/
    • New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
      811 East Wisconsin Ave
      Milwaukee WI 53202
      Phone #: 414-299-0124
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: horizons@new-horizons.org
      Home page: http://www.new-horizons.org
    • Sj?ldne Diagnoser / Rare Disorders Denmark
      Frederiksholms Kanal 2, 3rd Floor
      Copenhagen K None 1220
      Phone #: 45 -33 -14 00 10
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: mail@sjaeldnediagnoser
      Home page: http://www.raredisorders.dk
    • Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.
      42-40 Bell Boulevard
      Bayside NY 11361-2820
      Phone #: 718-224-2999
      800 #: 888-486-8738
      e-mail: ts@tsa-usa.org
      Home page: http://www.tsa-usa.org
    • Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada
      206-194 Jervis St
      Toronto, Ontario None M5B 2B7
      Phone #: 416-861-8398
      800 #: (80-0) -361-3120
      e-mail: tsfc@tourette.ca
      Home page: http://www.tourette.ca
    • WE MOVE (Worldwide Education and Awareness for Movement Disorders)
      204 West 84th Street
      New York NY 10024
      Phone #: 212-875-8312
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: wemove@wemove.org
      Home page: http://www.wemove.org



    For a Complete Report

    This is an abstract of a report from the National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc. ? (NORD). A copy of the complete report can be obtained for a small fee by visiting the NORD website. The complete report contains additional information including symptoms, causes, affected population, related disorders, standard and investigational treatments (if available), and references from medical literature. For a full-text version of this topic, see http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdblist.html