If you’re looking for information about recent-onset tics or tic disorders, we’re here to help.

Tics are repetitive, involuntary sounds or movements like eye blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, sniffing or making small noises.

Learn more about our current study of Recent-onset tic disorders.

A brief introduction to Tourette Syndrome

Definition 
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by repetitive movements (motor tics) and sounds (vocal tics). TS is generally…  [learn more]

News & Views

 

Dr. Kevin Black was recently featured in the news to discuss efforts in research of tics and tourette syndrome.

“Rage attacks” in children with tics

A couple of our recent study volunteers had serious problems with what you could variously call sudden tantrums, explosive outbursts, or brief violence. Of course, kids with tics can have all the problems anyone else can have. But about 1 in 5 children with Tourette syndrome have experiences that have been called “rage attacks.” These rage […]

ADHD medications and tics

Recently, two different families asked me about whether it was safe for their child with tics to take medication for ADHD. Short answer: yes, it's safe. Here's the long answer. ADHD is very common in children with tics. For instance, about half of children with Tourette syndrome (TS) have ADHD. So the question comes up […]