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1. People who have TS make unusual movements or sounds called tics.
TS is a condition that affects a person´s central nervous system and causes tics. Tics are unwanted movements or sounds.
Central Nervous system: The nervous system controls everything that a person does, such as breathing, moving, and, thinking. This system is made up of the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves in the body.
This is something that often is misunderstood about people with TS. In fact, only a small number of people with TS have "coprolalia," which is a tic that makes them shout out or swear. This is just one kind of tic, but it is not seen among most people with TS.
People with TS also might have problems with obsessive, compulsive, inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive symptoms, as well as learning disabilities or depression.
Obsessive: When someone is preoccupied (excessively concerned) with a feeling or idea (for example, that they are always dirty, no matter how many times they have showered)
Compulsive: When someone has an irresistible impulse to act (for example, to wash their hands over and over)
Inattentive:When someone can´t pay attention or is easily distracted.
Hyperactive: When someone is more active than usual. The person may fidget, be unable to sit still, or be in constant motion.
Impulsive: When someone acts on impulse instead of without thinking (for example, talking out of turn, or grabbing things from people without asking)
Learning Disabilities: Disorders that interfere with learning, especially reading, writing or math (for example, dyslexia)
Depression: A condition when someone is sad either for no obvious reason, for longer than expected, or is more sad than expected.