Frequently Asked Questions

Q: My son just started ticcing. Does that mean he will develop Tourette syndrome?

Short answer: No. At least 20% of all children have tics for some period of time, but only about 2-3% of all kids have tics for more than a year. Then again, every child with Tourette syndrome started having tics at some point. The truth is, there is very little hard information about what happens over time to children with a recent onset of tics. That is one reason we are so eager to complete our New Tics study!

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Information from NINDS

Tourette Syndrome Information from National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke