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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
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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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
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
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
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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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
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
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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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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Aug
06
2014

Our Favourite Tourette TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to sharing "ideas worth spreading" on a variety of topics through short, inspiring, live talks. The TEDx Program shares ...

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Jul
08
2014

Guest Blogger Brittany Fichter: My Medicine of Dance

This blog post originally appeared on BrittanyFichterWrites.com. I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars often, but when I heard that tonight was Disn...

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Jun
23
2014

Ask Dr. Ticcy: Do my tics mean that I have TS?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, My younger brother saw a doctor about his tics because they were bothering him. He was diagnosed with TS. When I found out, I start...

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Apr
23
2014

Supporting Students with TS+, Part 2: School Strategies for TS, ADHD, Aggression & Sensory Processing Challenges

People with Tourette Syndrome usually have at least one other condition (co-morbid or co-occurring conditions). Some students have multiple co-occu...

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Feb
27
2014

Guest Bloggers Julie Spratt & Ken Shyminsky: Coprolalia Myths Demystified

This post originally appeared on Neurologically Gifted, an amazing blog managed by TSFC board member Ken Shyminsky and TSFC volunteer Julie Spratt....

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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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Feb
25
2013

Rage Episodes, Part 3: Treatment & Coping Strategies

Parts one and two of this blog series explored the definition of a rage episode and its causes. Rage episodes are anger outbursts that are out of p...

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Feb
22
2013

Rage Episodes, Part 2: What Causes Rage Episodes?

Some people with TS+ experience rage episodes or neurological storms. To learn more about what constitutes a neurological storm, please read part o...

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Feb
21
2013

Rage Episodes, Part 1: What is a Rage Episode?

Neurological storms, rage episodes, rage attacks, explosive rage—it has many names. Regardless of the term, they describe the same phenomenon: a pe...

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Jan
09
2013

Ask Dr. Ticcy: What is hyperacusis and how is it treated?

Dear Dr. Ticcy, Several people I know, including myself, have TS and something called hyperacusis. What is hyperacusis and how is it treated? Since...

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Jul
03
2012

“Sensory What-egration?”: The 411 on Sensory Integration and Sensory Processing Dysfunction

Recently, the National Office received several questions about sensory integration dysfunction (SID), a common co-occurring condition with TS. Just...

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Jun
28
2012

Is CBT* the Right Treatment for Your OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a chronic anxiety condition that is often found in people with Tourette Syndrome. It is so common in fact, t...

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Jun
20
2012

ADHD: to Medicate or Not to Medicate, Still a Question?

Does your son or daughter have ADHD? If so, you are not alone. ADHD affects between 3-8% of school-aged children and 75% of youth with Tourette Syn...

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