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November 2007

Tic Talk: Living With Tourette Syndrome

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2007;161(11):1109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.161.11.1109

One of the best things you can do if you're a kid with Tourette syndrome (TS) is to talk to your friends, classmates, and teachers about it. That's not an easy thing to do.

I was diagnosed with TS when I was 6 years old. For a while, I wanted to pretend I didn't really have it. I didn't want to be teased. I thought that if I didn't tell anybody about it, they wouldn't notice. But my tics are hard to ignore and kids kept asking what I was doing. I never knew what to say or how to say it.

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