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Tourette's Syndrome

About Your Care and Condition

Tourette's syndrome causes abrupt, involuntary vocalizations or muscular twitches. You may feel out of control, but we can help you conquer. Spectrum Health neurologists understand both the syndrome's complexity and your frustration. We’ll teach you ways to manage symptoms to minimize interference with daily life.

Tourette's syndrome is a neurological disorder that causes unprovoked movements or sounds, called tics. Onset symptoms are often noticed from ages three to nine, ranging from spitting and whistling to rapid eye or head movements. Symptoms may fade in late teens to early 20’s. Effective medicine is available for those who need it; however, most with Tourette's syndrome are able to manage their condition without medicine.