Tourette's Syndrome (also known as Tourette's Disorder) is a fairly common childhood-onset condition that may be associated with features of many other conditions.
- The most common symptom are repetitive, rapid, sudden movements called tics.
- In relatively rare instances, people with TS may bite or hit themselves.
- There is no one single pattern of symptoms. Some people have very mild symptoms, whereas for others the symptoms may be very severe.
- People with TS may also show symptoms of other psychological disorders, such as obsessive-compulsive and ritualistic behaviour, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), sleep disorders, or learning disabilities.