Tourette Syndrome is a neurologic disorder that begins in childhood and is characterized by involuntary, repetitive tics or twitches and random vocalizations. This broadcast discusses how Tourette Syndrome can be effectively treated and managed. Created: 6/4/2009 by MMWR.
Date Released: 6/4/2009. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
Prevalence of Diagnosed Tourette Syndrome in Persons Aged 6-17 Years, by Parent Report — United States, 2007
June 4, 2009
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Does your child have a persistent twitch or make sudden vocal outbursts? They could be indicators of a condition known as Tourette Syndrome, or TS. TS is a neurologic disorder that begins in childhood and is characterized by involuntary, repetitive tics or twitches and random vocalizations. A recent CDC study found that in 2007, TS was diagnosed in approximately 148,000 children aged 6–17 years. TS can have an impact on a child’s academic performance, as well as relationships with others. Although there is currently no known cure, it can be treated and managed.
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