Tourette Syndrome

A neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics.

CDC – Tourette Syndrome

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer free materials, podcasts, and articles on Tourette Syndrome symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, and common co-occurring conditions.

KidsHealth: Tourette Syndrome

Sponsored by the Nemours Foundation, this site, aimed at parents, contains clearly written information about Tourette Syndrome and links to further resources. Each item on the site, which includes information on health topics of interest to children, teens, and parents, is reviewed by a medical professional.

National Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc.

The National Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. has developed an extensive and well-organized site with not only medical and scientific information, a glossary and FAQs, publications, and a calendar of events and conferences, but also sections on myths about TS, famous people with TS, TS in the media, and TS humor.

Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet: NINDS

The Web site of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke (a member of the U.S. government National Institutes of Health) offers an informative lay-language section on Tourette Syndrome, organized under questions such as "What is Tourette Syndrome," "What is the prognosis," "What is the best education setting for children with TS," and "Where can I go for more information."

Dana Articles

A Victory for Clinician Scientists

The Lasker Foundation's clinical award was given to Alim Louis Benabid and Mahlon DeLong for their development of deep brain stimulation for the treatment of refractory Parkinson’s disease.

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Fine-Tuning Deep Brain Stimulation

Interest is high in using DBS to treat a variety of psychiatric diseases, but the surgical technique is young and clunky. Grants from the military and other initiatives will help researchers better pinpoint target areas to help more patients.