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.

  1. The most common symptom are repetitive, rapid, sudden movements called tics.
  2. In relatively rare instances, people with TS may bite or hit themselves.
  3. There is no one single pattern of symptoms. Some people have very mild symptoms, whereas for others the symptoms may be very severe.
  4. 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.