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TS Facts

• Tourettes is more common in boys than girls.

• Coprolalia eg. Swearing tic, only comes out in the most severe cases.

• No two people with TS have the same tics. Each person with TS is as different as every snowflake.

• More people with TS also have co-morbid conditions — ADD, ADHD, OCD, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, eating disorders, sensory processing disorder (SPD) and dysgraphia, just to name a few.

• There are two types of tics, motor and vocal.

• Different types of Vocal Tics:

Coprolalia - is involuntary swearing or the involuntary utterance of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks.

Echolalia - meaningless repetition of another person's spoken words.

Palilalia - spontaneous repetition of one's own words.