Advancing the research and treatment of tic disorders

Tics are repetitive, involuntary sounds or movements like eye blinking, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, sniffing or making small noises. Tourette syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by repetitive movements (motor tics) and sounds (vocal tics).

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Explore our latest findings and publications on tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome.

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Find current and enrolling research studies for recent onset tics and Tourette syndrome.

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Does my child need treatment and other frequently asked questions?

Are the tics interfering with schoolwork or friendship, or interfering with other students’ learning? If so, then that’s a good time to discuss treatment options with your doctor. 

For children who need treatment, there are many options.