Tourettes Syndrome

Tourette’s Syndrome is a neurological (brain) disorder that causes tics. What exactly is a tic, you ask? We’re not talking about the bugs you find on your dog–tics are involuntary body movements.

People with Tourette’s can suffer from either physical tics (sudden and repetitive facial movements like blinking, sniffing or twitching) or vocal tics (uncontrollable sounds or words).

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  • Chelsea

    I had a friend that had tourette’s. He would look over his left shoulder every few minutes. Before he was properly diagnosed, teachers used to think he was cheating on tests. He also blinked really hard and clinched one of his forearms to the point where it had to be iced. Even though he seemed “odd”, he was wicked smart. Tourette’s has nothing to do with intelligence.