"Adults who have Tourette's disorder drink or have problems with substance abuse."
Like many adults, people who have Tourette's disorder may drink
or use drugs. But this type of behaviour is not a cause or a direct effect of
"People who have Tourette's disorder can control their tics if they really want to."
Some people who have Tourette's disorder are able to control
their tics for short periods of time, but eventually they need to allow the
tics to occur. With treatment, people who have TD can learn the warning signs of tics and take steps to prevent them.
"People who have Tourette's disorder live restricted lives."
Most people who have Tourette's disorder live normal
"Intelligence is affected in people who have Tourette's disorder."
Tourette's disorder does not lower a person's
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerJohn Pope, MD - Pediatrics Donald Sproule, MDCM, CCFP - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerKarin M. Lindholm, DO - Neurology Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics