The two main disorders associated with Tourette's disorder (TD) are:
Children who have Tourette's are also at increased risk for:
You may try keeping a record of your child's symptoms and behaviors. Write down what kinds of tics or problem behaviors your child has, when they get worse, and the events that happen around when they occur. Keeping such a record can show patterns that may help identify triggers, which can help you better manage your child's symptoms. It may also be useful if your child is starting new medicines. Be careful not to cause your child more stress by doing this. Don't approach this in a way that makes your child uncomfortable or more self-conscious than normal.
Last Revised: July 26, 2011
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