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A neurological condition which affects the brain and nervous system which triggers involuntary movements and noises known as tics.

The condition usually starts in childhood and can be heredity.

Tics can be vocal in the form of shouting, coughing or grunting or physical – jumping, shaking of the head…

The cause of Tourette’s is unknown although experts believe the condition is linked to the basal ganglia which controls the body movements.

Tourette’s was named after the French doctor who discovered the illness…George Gilles de la Tourette.

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