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I’m a 16 year old male and I was diagnosed with tourette’s syndrome when I was around 6 year old. Currently, my tics are flinging my arms to the side, blinking my eyes, kicking my right leg, dragging my foot while walking, and twisting my body left and right.
What is Tourette syndrome?
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 French noblewoman.
The early symptoms of TS are almost always noticed first in childhood, with the average onset between the ages of 7 and 10 years. TS occurs in people from all ethnic groups; males are affected about three to four times more often than females. It is estimated that 600, 000 Americans have the most severe form of TS, and as many as one in 6, 000 exhibit milder and less complex symptoms such as chronic motor or vocal tics or transient tics of childhood. Although TS can be a chronic condition with symptoms lasting a lifetime, most people with the condition experience their worst symptoms in their early teens, with improvement occurring in the late teens and continuing into adulthood.
I am Logan Kurtz and I have Tourette’s Sindrome.
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