All About Tourette's Syndrome

An updated dictionary of links to information about Tourette Syndrome

February 18, 2006

Definition of tics, Tourette's syndrome, and diagnosis of Tourette syndrome

■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) - TSA homepage
■   Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada - What is TS?
■   NINDS Tourette Syndrome Information Page
■   National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet
■   Diagnostic criteria for Tourette's Disorder, DSM-IV-TR

■   List and description of tics
Definition and classification of tic disorders  - TSA
■   Glossary of Terms - TSA

Other Names and Misspellings for Tourette Syndrome

Tourette Syndrome is officially named Tourette's disorder per the DSM-IV-TR.
Tourette's is also called TS, Tourette's syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, and Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome (GTS).  
Tourette syndrome may be misspelled as tourettes syndrome, tourretts, tourrettes, touretts, terrets, terets, turettes, turrets syndrom and referred to as Tourette's disease.   The word tics is often misspelled as ticks.

Conditions that may be confused with or mimic Tourette's Disorder

■   Transient tics, chronic tics, Tourette's disorder, and other causes of tics
■   Secondary Causes of tics
■   Tourette's tics versus stims, stereotypies and Stereotypic Movement Disorder

Treatment of Tourette's Syndrome

■   Tourette Syndrome Treatment Overview
■   Diagnosis and Treatment of Tourette Syndrome - TSA

The Genetics of Tourette's Syndrome

■   What Causes Tourette's Syndrome?
■   The SLITRK1 Tourette's Genetic "Breakthrough"

Tourette's Syndrome FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA)  FAQ
■   Tourette Syndrome:  Minimizing Confusion
■   Tourette Syndrome Now What?  FAQ
■   More Tourette's FAQ and Quotable Quotes

Books about Tourette's Syndrome and OCD

   Front of the Class:  How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had, Brad Cohen.
   Tourette's Syndrome - Tics, Obsessions, Compulsions: 
      Developmental Psychopathology and Clinical Care, James F. Leckman and Donald J. Cohen
   Passing for Normal:   A Memoir of Compulsion, Amy Wilensky
   Freeing Your Child from OCD and Freeing Your Child from Anxiety,  Tamar Chansky, PhD.

   Tourette's Syndrome Books
   Tourette Syndrome Book Reviews

Tourette Syndrome Stories

■   Tourette's Syndrome Stories
■   More Tourette's Syndrome Stories

Tourette's Syndrome Research and Articles

■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Medical and Scientific Findings
■   Tourette Syndrome Foundation Canada Articles
■   Tourette Syndrome Research Article Summary
■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Research Grants
■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) "Ask the Medical Advisory Board"

Tourette's Syndrome Doctors

■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Medical and Scientific Advisory Boards
■   How to find a Tourette's Syndrome Doctor
■   New York Magazine, Best Doctors - Tourette's syndrome
■   Best Doctors on

Tourette's Syndrome Support Groups

■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) Chapters in the USA
■   Tourette's Syndrome message board Chat about Tourette's
■   Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) International Contacts

Tourette's Syndrome and PANDAS

■   P.A.N.D.A.S.
■   NIMH "Official" PANDAS page

Tourette's Camp

■   Tourette Syndrome Camp Organization, IL
■   Joshua Center Tourette's Syndrome Camp, MO

Schools for Tourette's syndrome

■   Franklin Academy, Connecticut
   Grove School, Madison, Connecticut

Tourette Syndrome Educational Advocacy and School Accommodations

■   Teaching children with Tourette Syndrome
■   Tics and Tourette's Syndrome
■   Tips on Dealing with Tics in the Classroom - PDF
■   Advocacy Tutorial - PDF
■   Educational Advocacy

Tourette's Syndrome in the Media

■   HBO's 2005 Documentary,  I Have Tourette's But Tourette's Doesn't Have Me
   Touched by an Angel and Ally McBeal

Famous People with Tourette Syndrome

■   Jim Eisenreich
■   Tim Howard
■   Samuel Johnson

Tourette's Syndrome Controversy

   Jankovic Article on Tourette Syndrome in New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)
   Dr. Laura on Tourette's Syndrome
   David E. Comings, Hope Press, and The Gene Bomb
   Tourette's in the Media:  Touched by an Angel, Ally McBeal, and Neve Campbell's Campaign
   Dr. Phil on "Extreme" Tourette's Syndrome