Tourette Syndrome

Meet 11-Year-Old with Tourette Syndrome

Bianca joins The Doctors to share how she deals with living with Tourette Syndrome. The Doctors have some surprises for Bianca including a new tic treatment, becoming a youth ambassador of the Tourette Association and more.

What Makes You Tic?

Do you judge strangers’ bizarre behaviors? For Marc, 26, judgment is something he deals with each and every day. Living with Tourette Syndrome since the age of 9, Marc exhibits uncontrollable sounds, twitches and words.

Tourette Syndrome

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 200,000 people in the United States suffer from Tourette syndrome (TS), a neurological disorder that can cause involuntary movements and motor and vocal tics.

Understanding Deep Brain Stimulation

To treat his extreme form of Tourette syndrome, Tyler, 25, underwent deep brain stimulation, a procedure in which an electrode is implanted in the thalamus region of the brain. After surgery, electricity is used to stimulate certain parts of the...