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Tourette Syndrome Fast Facts
An estimated 1 out of every 162 American children has Tourette Syndrome (TS), either diagnosed or undiagnosed. Approximately 138,000 American children between the ages of 6 and 17 have been diagnosed with TS.
More than a third of children with TS, about 37%, experience moderate to severe symptoms. Older children, between the ages of 12-17, are much more likely than younger children to be diagnosed with TS.
Boys are much more likely than girls–approximately 3 to 5 times more likely–to be diagnosed with TS. Non-Hispanic white children are twice as likely to be diagnosed with TS than those from other racial or ethnic groups.
Most children who are diagnosed with TS are also diagnosed with one or more other mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.
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Tourette Syndrome Caregiver Tips
Because the onset of TS almost always occurs in childhood, the impact of the disorder falls heavily on the parents of affected children. When symptoms of the disorder are severe, they can cause significant problems in the child’s daily functioning, socialization, and self-image. That’s a very difficult situation for a parent to cope with, but by being a well-informed caregiver, you can help your child handle the disorder with a minimum of disruption and long-term harm.
To be the best caregiver, keep these tips in mind: