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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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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
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
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
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
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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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
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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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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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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Dec
17
2014

CBIT Explained, Part Three: Who Should Take CBIT?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavior...

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Dec
16
2014

CBIT Explained, Part Two: How Does CBIT Work?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavior...

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Dec
15
2014

CBIT Explained

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavior...

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Nov
06
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Should I Monitor My Other Son for Signs of TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, What are the odds of two boys in the same family having Tourette? Our eight-year-old was recently diagnosed with TS and now we ...

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Oct
05
2014

Studies Confirm Exercise Effective As Tic Treatment

Is Exercise the Anti-tic Medicine We Don’t Take Enough Of? Studies Confirm Certain Exercises Help Tics Go Away. In 2005, Drs. Leckman & Swain p...

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Sep
03
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part Three: Who’s a Good Fit for DBS?

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention; however, this coverage most often doesn’t go into detail about who is the r...

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Sep
02
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part Two: New Data on Long-term Impact

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series will give you up-to-date information about this...

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Aug
28
2014

Deep Brain Stimulation, Part One: How Does It Work?

The use of brain surgery to treat TS receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series will give you up-to-date information about this...

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Jun
18
2014

The Story of Canada’s Only Great Dane Service Dog for Tourette

The following story comes to us from Jodi Laycock of Luseland, Saskatchewan. Life Before Sabbath As a child growing up in the 1970s I always had a...

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Feb
25
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: What About Relaxation Techniques?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Where can I find more information on relaxation techniques? Thanks! F. Dear F., Great question. Relaxation is important for everyo...

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Jan
22
2014

TS Research Breakthrough: Scientists Undercover Mechanism Controlling Tics

Scientists have discovered a mechanism that controls Tourette Syndrome tics. This groundbreaking study may allow for the creation of new, non-drug ...

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Nov
13
2013

What Are Your ‘Tic Triggers’?

When someone talks about what causes TS, they’re usually referring to the underlying genetic factors that lead a person to be born with it. But whe...

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May
30
2013

Guest Blogger Tina T.: My TS, My Story: Part 3 — How I Cope With Tics

Part of the TSFC’s mission is to help individuals affected by TS through programs of self-help. That is why this week, the Tourette Blog will focus...

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Jan
31
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Can magnets help treat TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I heard that doctors are now using magnets to treat TS. Is this true? Is the treatment available in Canada? Sincerely, Curious   De...

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Jan
07
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Can Dental Appliances Cure TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, I saw an article on the internet that says that dentists can cure TS, but I also know that there is no cure for TS. Can you explain...

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Oct
17
2012

Strategies for Coping with Tics & Compulsions in the Winter

This blog article, by RuthieP, was originally posted on New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome's Teens4TS Blog and is republished here with kind p...

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Sep
28
2012

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Beta Blockers for TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Is there any evidence for the use of beta blockers to treat tics? Thanks! Christina   Dear Christina, Beta blockers are very effect...

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Sep
13
2012

Ask Dr. Ticcy: New Medication for TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Is there ever going to be a new medication for adults to lessen tics with the minimal amount of side effects? Sincerely, M.D.   De...

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Jul
26
2012

As Time “Tics” Away, Neuroscientists Discover More and More Each Day…

As part of their normal development, young children often engage in ritualistic, repetitive and even compulsive activities. Early developmental pha...

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Jul
05
2012

Does BOTOX help with tics?

Recently, several TSFC members asked National Office staff about the use of BOTOX injections as a tic treatment. In response, the TSFC did some res...

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