Tourette Syndrome Singapore

Information About Tourette Syndrome

What is Tourette Syndrome?

Tourette syndrome is a neurobehavioral disorder characterized by fluctuating motor and/or vocal tics. Tics would usually start in the face or upper body. They are made worse by stress and would on the other hand diminish in sleep. Symptoms usually occur before 21 years old and they wax and wane spontaneously. Tourette syndrome is hereditary and it affects males more than females. It is not a progressive degenerative disorder.

For a better illustration of Tourette Syndrome, watch the following video from HBO. This video helps to explain Tourette Syndrome better than any words could do so.


To read out more on the symptoms of Tourette Syndrome, please proceed to the Symptoms & Conditions page.

Not Longer Rare

Tourette’s was once considered a rare and bizarre syndrome, most often associated with the exclamation of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks (coprolalia). However, this symptom is present in only a small minority of people with Tourette’s. Tourette’s is no longer considered a rare condition, but it may not always be correctly identified because most cases are classified as mild.


Common myths about individuals with Tourette syndrome are that they are mad and that they have the power to control their body movements  However, Tourette syndrome is actually NOT a mental illness and tics cannot be controlled as they are involuntary.


To find out more about the behaviour of Tourette Syndrome individuals, proceed here.

Treatment & Medicine

Click here to find out more about treatment and medicine for Tourette Syndrome.

More information

For more information on Touretee Syndrome, please visit the General FAQ or the FAQ for Parents/Teachers/Caregivers.


12 Responses to "Information About Tourette Syndrome"

I thought that the website was very informative. It explained the total concept of tourette syndrome and most importantly emphasied that it’s N O T a mental illness. It has also created avenues for people to seek help through the website like the support group TSG. The little youtube video has showed how life of tourettes sufferers are affected. Finally i hope this awareness for tourettes will be carried on periodically.

Tourettes is NOT a mental illness. It’s a neurological disorder just like Parkinson or Alzemia. People with tourettes can lead a normal life, they just need the kind understanding of people.

i have this syndrome too…every1 asks why i jerk my head,sniff,etc.etc..
im really sad…cant they understand?my parents are idiots and dun know about TS.
cant they treat me norm?its not my prob.not my fault.i dont want to be like this.

I have facial tics,i am forever blinking..I have tics when i am a child,now i am 30 years old and this tics bothers me..My family and friends do not understand and they said i have bad habits..I hate to go for gathering or function all because of my tics,others will stare and laugh at me..I heard botox can temporary helps facial tics,anyone tried?Need advise..Not sure which clinic or doctor to go to..Help!

Hi , My son have Tourette Syndrome, who can help me & which clinic can I go to?

Hi Crevy,

I have Tourette Syndrome too.You can bring your son to consult a neurologist.I went to SGH and my doctor is Dr Tan.

Hi Freak,

Any improvement after u had visit this doctor. Did u refer from polyclinic? How about the cost? Any medication need?

Thanks a lot your info.

Hi Crevy,

My first appointment with Dr Tan will be 10 more days from now,its my first time to consult a neurologist.I heard medication will only suppress the tics.I want to try botox injection though its only temporary.I hope Dr Tan will do for me on the same day..I blink continously especially when im angry or aggitated.Its very ugly,others think im freak.Its really very sad.Care to share about your son?

I had my first botox injection near my eyes probably about 2 weeks ago.The doctor gave me the lowest dosage but why am i still blinking?? Though i cant blinked my eyes hard as i had injection at the corner of my eyes but i blinked more exaggerating now and worst thing is i started to roll my eyes.I thought botox injection can totally stop my eye blinking?? I am so devastated.Have anything gone through this?? Please share..

Sorry,typo mistake..Have anyone gone through this??Please share.,Thanks.

Hi allow me to draw everyones attention to a facebook page called Tourette Syndrome Support Group (Singapore)

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This blog was set up with the mission of striving to reach out to the public in Singapore and educate them about Tourette Syndrome through different initiatives.
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