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Dec
08
2015

Winnipeg Chapter Information Session

The Winnipeg Chapter is having an information session on March 5th, 2016.  

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Nov
02
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Where to Get Info. on Anti-psychotics and Tics

Dr. Ticcy, I am a parent who likes to look up information on treatments and read through it to get a better understanding of how it works, side ...

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Oct
09
2015

What We Are Thankful For…

Two words we all say fairly often.For example, we hear: “Here is the coffee you ordered” and we might respond by saying “Thank you”. It is ...

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Oct
07
2015

Five Favourite Actors Who Happen to Have TS

There are lots of famous people with Tourette Syndrome, and there are definitely lots of lists of famous people with TS.  If you haven’t seen one o...

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Oct
02
2015
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What not to do when your relative or friend has OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD is an anxiety disorder that affects approximately 1 in every 40 adults. It also affects approximately 30% ...

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Sep
30
2015

What are the chances that my son or daughter will have TS and OCD?

OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) or obsessive compulsive behaviours** (OCBs) and Tourette, as well as another tic disorder called Chronic Ti...

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Sep
28
2015

I Can’t Sleep Because of My Tourette Syndrome

Did you know that sleep problems often come with having Tourette? Have you ever wondered why? A recent journal article tried to answer this q...

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Sep
25
2015

@Random Revisited: Ethan

In the year 2011, Tourette Canada released a set of videos about real people Tourette Syndrome with the help our award-winning advertising partner,...

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Sep
23
2015

@Random Revisited: Ethan’s Mom

In the year 2011, Tourette Canada released a set of videos about real people Tourette Syndrome with the help our award-winning advertising partner,...

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Sep
21
2015

Can actors play someone with Tourette if they don’t have Tourette in real life?

We often talk about how movies and TV portray Tourette inaccurately. Usually this is because actors and directors do very little research beforehan...

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Sep
18
2015

Ask Dr Ticcy: My son has Tourette, does this mean he will have an associated condition too?

Dr. Ticcy, My son has TS. What are the chances that he will also develop anxiety or depression? I want to know more about the risks of my son de...

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Sep
16
2015
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Ten Things You Don’t Know About Tourette Syndrome

1. Only 10% of the people with TS have no other associated disorders. This is called pure-TS or TS-only. 2. Though rare, some people with TS hav...

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Sep
14
2015

Books for Kids and Teens with ADHD

We had such a great response to our blog post on books for teens and children with OCD, that we decided to do a similar list for children and t...

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Sep
09
2015

Books for Teens and Children with OCD

Parents often ask how to help their school-aged children or teens who struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD. As you may know, OCD i...

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Sep
04
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: My Child Won’t Go to School

Ask Dr. Ticcy: My Child Won’t Go to School   Dr Ticcy: Help! My kid won’t go to school. I tell them to go and they say no. They say t...

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Sep
02
2015

Tourette Canada’s tribute to “the poet laureate of medicine”, Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was many things. He was an author, a doctor, a teacher, a role model. Today, as we look back on his remarkable career, we reflect ...

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Aug
31
2015

Meet Melissa

I have a dream to create a group meet-up for adults with Tourette in Montreal. I was once just a small town girl with Tourette and knew of no one ...

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Aug
28
2015

Supplies & Tools for School-Aged Children with Tourette, ADHD, OCD, Learning Disabilities

This week on the Tourette blog, we looked at strategies for the upcoming back-to-school transition and how to set up a distraction-free work or stu...

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Aug
26
2015

How-to Create a Distraction-free Work or Study Space

These days, thousands of Canadian do at least some, if not all, of their work from home. With September coming up fast, many young people will soon...

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Aug
24
2015

Ten Tips for Back-to-School Season

It’s that time of year again! Back-to-school season is here! It’s tough to leave the fun of summer behind and head back to school. If your y...

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Aug
20
2015

Our Favourite Things About the Upcoming Conference

Today, we’re counting down our top ten favourite things about the upcoming Tourette Syndrome National Conference. 10. Join parent-child session:...

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Aug
17
2015

An Interview with Graham Kent

If you haven’t heard of Graham Kent, you should check him out on CBC Toronto: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-man-with-tourette-s-say...

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Aug
14
2015

When one of your children has TS/TS+ and the other(s) don’t

Sibling rivalry, brothers and sisters fighting like cats and dogs, complaining, crying – does this sound like your house? Having one or more...

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Aug
12
2015

People with Tourette Getting Kicked Out & What You Can Do About It

Public spaces can be scary, stressful or even hostile for people with Tourette. The staring, the questioning glances; the whispers, the judging loo...

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Aug
07
2015

Rage has a name – Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder

Struggling with a child who has extreme, explosive rage? Until recently, there was no official diagnosis for this challenge. Until now. With the...

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Aug
05
2015

Favourite Tourette Movies

What are your favourite Tourette movies? Here are some of ours:   1. The Road Within https://youtu.be/-MYzi2TPRcM   2. Fr...

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Aug
03
2015

New Fact Sheets!

Check out our new factsheets!   Click to download each one: 1. ADHD Fact Sheet: https://tourette.ca/uploads/File/ResourceLibraryDocum...

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Jul
31
2015

“What’s in a name?” Revisited

This Tourette blog post is a little different. It begins with a quote from William Shakespeare’s famous play, Romeo & Juliet: “What’s in a n...

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Jul
29
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Do kids with Tourette understand sarcasm?

To Dr. Ticcy: I’ve read that kids with TS can have trouble understanding sarcasm. Is this true? From: T.J.     Dear...

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Jul
27
2015

New Evidence that Modified Atkins Diet Reduces Tics!?!

You may have heard of the Atkins Diet, but what about the modified Atkins Diet? This diet is high in fat. It also includes adequate protein and ...

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Jul
24
2015

CDC finds association between antidepressants and birth defects

Many people struggle with depression in both Canada and around the world. Some of these individuals take medication (anti-depressants) to help m...

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Jul
22
2015

Test Your TS Knowledge

How much do you know about Tourette Syndrome? Test your TS knowledge by answering the questions below. Answers are found at the bottom of...

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Jul
20
2015

The Best Websites for Tourette Information (Besides Tourette Canada’s)

Tourette Canada’s website, www.tourette.ca, is a great website for information about Tourette Syndrome and associated conditions, but it’s not the ...

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Jul
17
2015

Conquering Social Anxiety

James Meet James. James is in his mid-20s. He likes to cook and works as a computer programmer. James seems like he “has it all” but he is very ...

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Jul
15
2015

How to Cope When Your Child is Aggressive

Families affected by TS+ often struggle when their child or teen is aggressive. This can be a very difficult experience. It is not predictable and ...

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Jul
13
2015

Our Favourite Posts

Can you believe that the Tourette Blog has 188 blog posts? We’ve rounded up some of our favourites below in case you’ve missed any or would like...

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Jul
10
2015

Brain Scans Tell Us If CBT Can Help With OCD

It is estimated that between 1-2% of the population experiences Obsessive Compulsive disorder or OCD at some point in their lifetime. Among people ...

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Jul
08
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Gluten-Free Diet

Dr. Ticcy, I heard going gluten-free can really help with tics. Should I try it? Thanks, Maybe Gluten-Free   Dear Maybe Gluten-...

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Jul
06
2015

The Best Things to Eat if You Have Tourette

We’ve had several entries on the Tourette Blog about what you shouldn’t eat. It’s time for a little positivity! Today, we take a look at what yo...

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Jul
01
2015

Know any special people who work in education?

We need your help! Tourette Canada is looking for a special educator, one who has gone above and beyond. Do you know anyone who fits that descri...

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Jun
29
2015

Does sugar cause hyperactivity?

Does sugar make kids more hyperactive? Many parents say yes. Is this true or is it just our perception? One study tackled this question head-...

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Jun
24
2015

Marijuana & Tourette

Can marijuana be used to treat Tourette Syndrome? This question is asked more often than you might think. It may come from a parent whose teen clai...

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Jun
22
2015

Hypnosis Helps with TS!?!?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, My friend said I should try hypnosis for my Tourette. Does hypnosis help with tics? From Should-I-Try-Hypnosis? Dear Shou...

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Jun
19
2015

The Worse Things to Eat If You Have Tourette

Many people are curious about the effect of diet on tics. While there is little published information on this subject, parents and clinicians have ...

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Jun
17
2015

21st Annual Tourette Canada Golf Tournament

A Golf Tournament to Remember The 21st Annual Tourette Canada Golf Tournament was held yesterday at Woodington Lake Golf Club in Tottenham, Onta...

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Jun
15
2015

TS and the Flu Vaccine

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I am hearing mixed messages about the flu vaccine. My daughter has TS and I don’t want to make her symptoms worse. So, my questi...

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Jun
12
2015

What is your Tourette Anthem?

An anthem isn’t just any old song. It’s a particular composition that serves as a symbol for a distinct group. This composition has the power to un...

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Jun
10
2015

New Study Questions CBIT Effectiveness for Young People with TS & ADHD

If you have looked into tic treatments recently, chances are you have heard about Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Tics or CBIT (you can read more a...

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Jun
08
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Rebound Effect

Dr. Ticcy, I was looking at Tourette Canada’s new website and noticed that it says that the rebound effect has been disproved. I am confused! My...

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Jun
05
2015

Transitioning to College Life With Tourette (Part 3)

In this blog series, Zachary Benayon, Tourette Ambassador for Tourette Canada shares his experience with social opportunities in Post-Secondary Edu...

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Jun
03
2015

Transitioning to College Life With Tourette (Part 2)

In this blog entry, Zachary Benayon, Social Media Ambassador for Tourette Canada shares his experience with obtaining academic supports in Coll...

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Jun
02
2015

Transitioning to College Life With Tourette (Part 1)

n this blog series, Zachary Benayon, Social Media Ambassador for Tourette Canada shares his experience with overcoming the challenges associated wi...

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May
06
2015

Spotlight on Volunteer Excellence: Tourette Canada’s Victoria Chapter

Sometimes we receive warm emails of appreciation for the wonderful things that our volunteers do every day. While we recognize their work throu...

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May
05
2015

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Tics Past Age 30

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I thought that my tics would decrease as I got older but I am 30 years old and my tics are worse than ever. Does this mean t...

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Apr
23
2015

Guest Blogger Danny Enright: CBC Show Features Man with Tourette

  Last week's episode of the CBC radio program "Wiretap" featured a man with Tourette Syndrome describing his experiences with online dating. So m...

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Mar
10
2015

New Survey on Generic Medication

Tourette Canada is collaborating with a group of organizations who work with and represent individuals and families living with a wide range of...

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