Tourette Syndrome (TS) is an inherited neurological condition. It affects one school child in every hundred and is more common amongst boys. Over 300,000 children and adults are living with TS in the UK.
Is Tourettes around the world?
Although the exact incidence of Tourette syndrome is uncertain, it is estimated to affect 1 to 10 in 1,000 children. This disorder occurs in populations and ethnic groups worldwide, and it is more common in males than in females.
Is Tourettes only in Australia?
Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neuro developmental disorder characterised by repetitive involuntary movements (motor tics) and sounds (vocal or phonic tics). The condition affects 1 in 100 Australian kids and with no cure there is little respite out there for children and their families.
Is Tourettes common in Asia?
“There are no associations for Tourettes syndrome patients in China like those in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Theres also no data on the number of sufferers. Using the patient population data in Hong Kong and Taiwan, I gathered that there are at least three million Tourettes syndrome sufferers in China,” says Jiang.
Is Tourettes an American?
Key Facts about Tourette Syndrome: The current estimates are that 1 out of every 160 children between the ages of 5-17 in the United States has TS and that 1 out of every 100 children has TS or another Tic Disorder. Some Tic Disorders may be transient, while others will persist into adolescence and adulthood.
Can you grow out of Tourettes syndrome?
Children with Tourettes syndrome often outgrow their tics by their late teens or early adult years -- they happen less often and sometimes disappear altogether. ADHD symptoms often last into adulthood. Also, Tourettes syndrome is rare.