UCL Institute of Neurology


Gilles de la Tourette

Medline NLM definition: both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics present with tics occurring many times a day, nearly daily, over a period of more than one year. The onset is before age 18 and the disturbance is not due to direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition. The disturbance causes marked distress or significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning. (DSM-IV, 1994)

Tourette Syndrome factsheet: NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Pubmed Medline search on Tourette Syndrome

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Tourettes Action
Tourettes Action is a charity working to make life better for people with Tourette Syndrome.