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Your input into the Tic Parade will provide valuable insights for parents of children with Tourette, adults with Tourette in addition to health professionals treating persons with Tourette.

The Tic Parade is a library or encyclopedia of Tourette tics in which each tic is described by the person who experiences or observes that tic.

Some tics are preceded by an urge or sensation in the affected muscle group, commonly called a premonitory urge. Some with TS will describe a need to complete a tic in a certain way or a certain number of times in order to relieve the urge or decrease the sensation.

By providing insights into what is observed as well as what is experienced might help the person with the disorder as well as those living with the person cope and know how to deal with their tics.

When posting the description of the tic you wish to discuss, go to the appropriate Forum section Head and Neck, Torso, Limbs or Vocal and title your message with one or two words that describe the tic.

For example some topic titles could be:
  • Barking
  • Finger Flicking
  • Head Twisting
  • Shoulder Rolling
  • Choking Sounds
  • Abdomen Twitch

When discussing coprolalia, please use common sense in describing the nature of the words or terms being used. Although some latitude will be allowed in the use of the actual word or term, any exaggerated or flagrant use of profanity on the Forum will not be tolerated and postings will be removed.

Coprolalia - Involuntary utterances of obscene or inappropriate statements or words

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What is Tourette (Video)

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  • What is Tourette (Video)
    Video uploaded to YouTube April 11, 2011

    Dr. Jeremy Stern
    consultant neurologist at St George's Hospital. U.K.

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    Re: What is Tourette (Video)

    Looks good.


    • #3
      Re: What is Tourette (Video)

      So My papa (grandpa) has many tics, and my Grandmother on the same side has OCPD. which side did I most likely inherit this from? or a combination of both?


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        Re: What is Tourette (Video)

        Originally posted by Aidanxfriesen View Post
        So My papa (grandpa) has many tics, and my Grandmother on the same side has OCPD. which side did I most likely inherit this from? or a combination of both?
        The inheritance pattern of Tourette syndrome is unclear. Although the features of this condition can cluster in families, many genetic and environmental factors are likely to be involved. Among family members of an affected person, it is difficult to predict who else may be at risk of developing the condition.

        Tourette syndrome was previously thought to have an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, which suggests that one mutated copy of a gene in each cell would be sufficient to cause the condition. Several decades of research have shown that this is not the case. Almost all cases of Tourette syndrome probably result from a variety of genetic and environmental factors, not changes in a single gene.
        source: NIH-Genetics Home Reference: Tourette Syndrome for more information
        TouretteLinks Forum