You may have learned about Tourette Syndrome (TS) and other Tic Disorders in your professional training. However, TS and Tic Disorders are still misunderstood among many health care professionals, which can lead to a delay in individuals receiving appropriate care. This guide is meant to equip health care providers with the necessary information to recognize TS and Tic Disorders in their practices so that they can provide accurate diagnoses, referrals, recommend appropriate treatments, and guide their patients to the proper avenues for resources and support.
For more information, we encourage you to visit the Tourette Association of America website for a comprehensive library of resources or contact the TAA.
To request a hard copy of this tool kit, please contact the Tourette Association of America at (718) 224-2999.
Special thanks to several members of the Tourette Association of America Centers of Excellence and staff at the Tourette Association of America for their contributions and expertise to the development and production of this tool kit.
Michael B. Himle, PhD
University of Utah
Joseph Jankovic, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Rebecca K. Lehman, MD
Palmetto Health - USC
Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
Heather Simpson, MOT, OTR/L
UF Health Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
TOURETTE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Kevin St.P. McNaught, PhD
Executive Vice President, Research and Medical Programs
Tourette Education Specialist
Alexandra Gemma, MPH, CHES
CDC Program Director
This publication was supported by the Grant or Cooperative Agreement Number, 1 NU38DD005375-01-00, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or the Department of Health and Human Services.