Improving Identification of Tic Disorders

Young patient talks with pediatrician

Around one million people in the United States have Tourette syndrome or another persistent tic disorder, and more than half of children with Tourette syndrome do not get diagnosed. Identification of tic disorders is the first step to getting people the right diagnosis, treatment, and help they need.

To improve identification and treatment of tic disorders, CDC and partners work to

Caring for Children and Adolescents with Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Syndrome and Beyond: Reducing Disparities and Understanding Tic-Related Conditions

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