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Tourette Syndrome and Tic Disorders

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Tic Disorders and Tourette Syndrome
Introduction We all get thoughts in our heads and urges to do things. For example: You might get an itch inside your nose, and feel like you want to pick it, but you know that if you're talking with your boss, you have to suppress it. You might see someone really smelly, but you keep that thought to yourself. Someone is rude to you, and you feel like swearing at them, but you don't actually say anything. Most of us are lucky because we have "brakes" that keep us acting out every single thought that we have.   But imagine what it would be like if you had ‘leaky brakes' (in the words of Dr. Duncan ...
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