In honor of tourette syndrome awareness month here are 20 facts about tourette syndrome courtesy of the iowa tourette syndrome association group one in 100 children have some form of tourette syndrome that is the same amount as children with autism less than 10 percent of people with ts swear which is known as coprolalia. Tourette syndrome ts is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive stereotyped involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics the disorder is named for dr georges gilles de la tourette the pioneering french neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86 year old . Tourette syndrome the facts series mary robertson andrea cavanna on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers tourettes syndrome ts is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder affecting up to 1 of the population it is characterised by motor and vocal tics. Tourette syndrome ts is a condition of the nervous systemts causes people to have tics tics are sudden twitches movements or sounds that people do repeatedly. Tourette too ret syndrome is a disorder that involves repetitive movements or unwanted sounds tics that cant be easily controlled for instance you might repeatedly blink your eyes shrug your shoulders or blurt out unusual sounds or offensive words
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