Tics and Tourette's Syndrome in Children

This information is useful for children

Parents find it worrisome when a child displays tics, which may include repetitive twitches, odd grimaces or sounds that aren't meant as communication. Tics are not uncommon in children, and most fade away. Studies have shown that about 1 in 160 children have either diagnosed or undiagnosed Tourette’s syndrome, which is also called chronic motor or vocal tics disorder.

The Yale Medicine Child Study Center is home to some of the leading researchers and experts in the treatment of Tourette's syndrome. Our specialists are continually search for new ways to treat these issues and offer comprehensive services through our Tic Disorder & Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Program.

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