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What are the symptoms of Tourette's syndrome?

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The main symptom of Tourette's syndrome is repeated movements or sounds, called tics, that a person can’t control. They can be simple, like constant eye blinking, sniffing, grunting, or coughing. They can also be complex, like shoulder shrugging, facial expressions, head movements, or repeating words or phrases. The tics usually happen several times each day.

HealthyChildren.org: "Tics, Tourette Syndrome, and OCD."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

National Resource Center on ADHD: "ADHD and Tics or Tourette Syndrome."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Mayo Clinic: "Tourette syndrome," "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children."

CDC: "Tourette Syndrome: Other Concerns & Conditions," "Facts About ADHD," "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

JAMA Psychiatry: "Lifetime Prevalence, Age of Risk, and Genetic Relationships of Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Tourette Syndrome."

CHADD: "Managing Medication."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 14, 2019

HealthyChildren.org: "Tics, Tourette Syndrome, and OCD."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

National Resource Center on ADHD: "ADHD and Tics or Tourette Syndrome."

National Institute of Mental Health: "Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder."

Mayo Clinic: "Tourette syndrome," "Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children."

CDC: "Tourette Syndrome: Other Concerns & Conditions," "Facts About ADHD," "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

JAMA Psychiatry: "Lifetime Prevalence, Age of Risk, and Genetic Relationships of Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders in Tourette Syndrome."

CHADD: "Managing Medication."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 14, 2019

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