Tic
A tic is a sudden, repetitive, nonrhythmic motor movement or vocalization involving discrete muscle groups. Tics can be invisible to the observer, such as abdominal tensing or toe crunching. Common...
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Tic disorder
Tic disorders are defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) based on type (motor or phonic) and duration of tics (sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic movements). Tic disorder...
Tourette syndrome
Tourette syndrome (also called Tourette's syndrome, Tourette's disorder, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, GTS or, more commonly, simply Tourette's or TS) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with ...
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Coprographia
Coprographia is involuntarily making vulgar writings or drawings. Coprographia comes from the Greek κόπρος meaning "feces".Related terms are coprolalia, the involuntary usage of profane words, and co...
Icy Sparks
Icy Sparks is a novel by Gwyn Hyman Rubio. It was chosen as an Oprah's Book Club selection.
The story concerns a girl struggling with accusations of Tourette's syndrome and Tourette's and with sel...
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Echopraxia
Echopraxia (also known as echokinesis) is the involuntary repetition or imitation of another person's actions. Similar to echolalia, the involuntary repetition of sounds and language, it is one of the...
Donald J. Cohen
Donald Jay Cohen (September 5, 1940 – October 2, 2001) was a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and director of the Yale Child Study Center and the Sterling Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psy...
Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome
Tic Talk: Living with Tourette Syndrome is a book written by Dylan Peters, a 9-year-old boy with Tourette syndrome (TS). In this personal narrative, Peters gives a timeline of events from his TS diag...
Le Petit Tourette
"Le Petit Tourette" ([lə pə.ti tuʁɛt]; meaning "The Little Tourette") is the eighth episode of the eleventh season of the animated television series South Park, and the 161st episode overall. It first...
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Tourettism
Tourettism refers to the presence of Tourette-like symptoms in the absence of Tourette syndrome, as the result of other diseases or conditions, known as "secondary causes". Tourette syndrome (TS) is a...
Palilalia
Palilalia (from the Greek πάλιν (pálin) meaning "again" and λαλιά (laliá) meaning "speech" or "to talk") a complex tic, is a speech disorder characterized by the involuntary repetition of syllables, w...
Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn is a Jonathan Lethem detective story set in Brooklyn and published in 1999. Lethem's protagonist, Lionel Essrog, has Tourette syndrome, a disorder marked by involuntary tics. Essro...
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Echolalia
Echolalia (also known as echologia or echophrasia) is the automatic repetition of vocalizations made by another person (by the same person is called palilalia). It is one of the echophenomena, closely...
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The Tic Code
The Tic Code (also known as Lessons in the Tic Code) is an independent drama film directed by Gary Winick and written by Polly Draper. It tells of a single mother, the relationship she forms with a j...
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Jean-Martin Charcot
Jean-Martin Charcot (/ʃɑrˈkoʊ/; [ʃaʁko]; 29 November 1825 – 16 August 1893) was a French neurologist and professor of anatomical pathology. He is known as "the founder of modern neurology", and his n...
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Echophenomenon
Echophenomenon (also known as echo phenomenon) can be defined as "automatic imitative actions without explicit awareness" or pathological repetitions of external stimuli or activities, actions, sounds...
Tourettes: I Swear I Can't Help It
Tourettes: I Swear I Can't Help It is a QED documentary made by the BBC in 2009.
The film follows John Davidson, who has Tourette syndrome (TS), and the changes in his life since the 1989 QED docu...
John's Not Mad
John's Not Mad is a QED documentary made by the BBC in 1989. It was ranked, in a British public poll, as one of the 50 Greatest Documentaries.
The film shadows John Davidson, a 15-year-old from G...
Ruth Ojadi
Ruth O. Ojadi is a British singer-songwriter who appeared in BBC's documentary, Tourettes: I Swear I Can Sing. She attended Middlesex University in 2006 but dropped out after two years due to her Tour...
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Sensory phenomena
Sensory phenomena are general feelings, urges or bodily sensations that precede or accompany repetitive behaviors associated with Tourette syndrome and tic disorders. These phenomena are also defined...
SLITRK1
SLITRK1 ("SLIT and NTRK-like family, member 1") is a human gene on chromosome 13q31.1. In 2005, medical researchers observed a de novo chromosomal abnormality in a patient with Tourette syndrome (TS) ...
Sociological and cultural aspects of Tourette syndrome
Sociological and cultural aspects of Tourette syndrome (also Tourette's syndrome, Tourette's or TS), include legal, advocacy and health insurance issues, awareness of notable individuals with Tourette...
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James F. Leckman
James Frederick Leckman, M.D., is a child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst and the Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, reco...
Coprolalia
Coprolalia is involuntary swearing or the involuntary utterance of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks. Coprolalia comes from the Greek κόπρος (kopros) meaning "feces" and λ...
Mozart and scatology
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart displayed scatological humor in his letters and a few recreational compositions. This material has long been a puzzle for Mozart scholarship. One view held by scholars deals wi...
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Jean Marc Gaspard Itard
Jean Marc Gaspard Itard (April 24, 1774, Oraison, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – July 5, 1838, Paris) was a French physician born in Provence.Without a university education and working at a bank, he w...
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Arthur K. Shapiro
Arthur K. Shapiro, M.D., (1923–1995) was a psychiatrist and expert on Tourette syndrome. His "contributions to the understanding of Tourette syndrome completely changed the prevailing view of this di...
Copropraxia
Copropraxia is a tic consisting of involuntarily performing obscene or forbidden gestures, or inappropriate touching. Copropraxia comes from the Greek κόπρος meaning "feces" and πράξις meaning "action...