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Tourette Syndrome—Now What? 
Raising awareness about the full spectrum of Tourette's disorder, with support and accurate information based on the latest research.
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Tourette's Syndrome Message Board and Blog!
(An online Tourette syndrome support group where you can meet adults, families and people with Tourette's Syndrome, keep up with the latest research, learn how to cope with Tourette's, and post your questions about Tourette's.)

Click on the links below for recent updates, latest research on Tourette's, and current Tourette's information
  Recent Tourette's Research Findings & Announcements
  Tourette Syndrome Books, Videos, DVDs
  Tourette's Hall of Fame/Shame
  Tourette FAQ and Quotable Quotes
  Tourette's stories in the Media and on the Internet
  Explaining Tourette's to children or talking about Tourette syndrome in the classroom

     

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Jump off your lilypad, test the waters, dive into our pond, and morph from a fledging tadpole to a full-fledged <ribbit> frog, as you meet other people, read their stories, keep up with the recent research, and learn about Tourette's syndrome on the Tourette Syndrome Message Boards.

General board information from the Read Me First file.

If there are no local Tourette's syndrome support groups in your area, you can meet other people with Tourette's, and find help and Tourette's research information in this online Tourette syndrome support group. On the Tourette Syndrome - Now What? message board, you can meet and chat with a group of adults with Tourette syndrome and parents of children with Tourette's. Some have Tourette's only, while others have comorbid conditions. They have in common a commitment to spreading accurate information about the optimistic prognosis for people with Tourette syndrome and associated conditions.

You'll find forums for questions and comments about children and adults with Tourette Syndrome, as well as research updates, Tourette's book commentaries, School and Health accommodations and legislation issues, a Tourette syndrome FAQ, and Tourette's syndrome quotable quotes.

You may post with your real name, or with an anonymous handle. Come on over and ask your questions about Tourette syndrome! If you don't really have any questions, your voice in helping to spread the word and reassure others who are new to Tourette Syndrome will be welcomed! Help us to stop the apathy and grow the ranks of people willing to help spread the word about Tourette's syndrome, advocating for accurate information, tolerance, and acceptance for all persons with Tourette's!

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(Just a note:  this website was designed for newcomers to Tourette's syndrome, to be read through in page order. 
You can browse the pages in the order you desire, but if you're new to Tourette syndrome,
you may get a better overview by reading through the pages in order, by clicking on the Next Page links throughout.)

  Strengths and advantages associated with Tourette's syndrome
Medical literature supports the common lore that children with Tourette syndrome have uncommon gifts.

Growing up with Tourette's Syndrome:  Information for Kids
A new website about Tourette syndrome, with information targeted to ages 5–8, ages 9–13, and a section for parents.

HBO Documentary on Tourette's Syndrome   
I Have Tourette's but Tourette's Doesn't Have Me
Video clips of Tourette's syndrome HBO Documentary
   

First Five Things to Do After Your Child Is Diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome
I may not agree with all of them, but # 1 is interesting.

 Tourette Syndrome Research Article Summary

  Controversy, myth, and inaccurate information about Tourette syndrome
 Dr. Phil on Tourette's syndrome and Asperger's syndrome:  "Extreme Disorders" and brain imaging 
  Dr. Laura Schlessinger on Tourette's  
David Comings, M.D. - Hope Press - The Gene Bomb

Inaccurate definition of Tourette's Syndrome by Joseph Jankovic, M.D. in the New England Journal of Medicine
Deep Brain Stimulation, Tourette's Syndrome, and "Miracle Workers"
    
Disclaimer - Just a Mom !
I am not a medical person and am not qualified to give medical advice.
Please discuss your treatment with your personal physician.
PLEASE NOTE:  I am NOT affiliated with another Tourette's website which uses the tourettenowwhat name!
(Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?  Or another webmaster trick to derive traffic from my name?)


A word about spelling

The official name of the condition, according to the DSM-IV-TR, 307.23, is Tourette's disorder. 
Tourette's is also referred to as TS, Tourette Syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, GTS, and Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome.
Common misspellings are tourettes syndrome, tourretts, tourrettes, touretts, terrets, terets, turettes, turetts, turets, turetes and turrets syndrom.
Tourette's disease is a common misnomer (it's not a disease).
Tick is a common misspelling:  ticks are nasty critters that suck blood from dogs and people.  People with Tourette's disorder have tics.

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Tourette's Syndrome Research articles   |   Other Tourette Syndrome Links    |   International Links - Síndrome de Tourette en español – castellano
Dr. Laura on Tourette's Syndrome    |   David E. Comings, Tourette's and Hope Press     |    NEJM - Jankovic article on Tourette's Syndrome

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If you're looking for the Tourettes Syndrome Guy video or Tourettes Guy video clips:
they're not here, but please stay and browse for some accurate information about Tourette's syndrome.


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