Tourette Syndrome - Prognosis

There is no cure for Tourette syndrome. However, many patients improve as they grow older and often reach the point where they can do without drugs. A few patients recover completely after their teenage years. Others learn to live with their condition.

TS does not affect one's intelligence or thinking abilities. The most serious difficulty can sometimes be the social problems associated with TS. Patients may become depressed and withdrawn because of embarrassment over their symptoms.

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