Tourette's Syndrome Test

Take our Tourette's Syndrome quiz (below) to see whether you have any traits of Tourette's Syndrome.

 

Do you have any traits of Tourette's Syndrome?


Our Tourette's Syndrome quiz helps to see if you have any traits of Tourette's Syndrome. There are a number of questions throughout the quiz that ask you questions regarding vocal and motion habits, and other areas.

Please note that the quiz is just to see if you have any traits of Tourette's Syndrome- it does not diagnose Tourette's Syndrome. Unfortunately, we don't have the capabilities to offer diagnosis. If you score highly on the Tourette's Syndrome quiz, we would recommend speaking to your GP.



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What is Tourette's Syndrome?


Tourette’s Syndrome is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The symptoms start showing between the ages of 3 and 9 years old. Tics come and go over time, varying in type, frequency, location, and severity.


The first symptoms usually occur in the head and neck area and may progress to include muscles of the trunk and extremities. Motor tics generally precede the development of vocal tics and simple tics often precede complex tics.

86%

86% of Tourette’s sufferers also have at least one other condition. The most common are:

63%

ADHD

49%

Anxiety

35%

Autism

33%

OCD

25%

Depression


Common challenges of Tourette's Syndrome:

  • Exhaustion
  • Chronic pains
  • Ticcing Fits
  • Dealing with prejudices / Stigma
  • Finding employment

"When I am stressed, my tics are more severe."


"It helps me when other people know about my TS and ignore it."


"A total focus on what I’m doing helps me control my tics."



Common Tourette's Syndrome strengths

Hyperfocus

When this happens, the tics generally subside or disappear. This also make a person with TS very effective and efficient at what they do.

Interpersonal Awareness

They are very sensitive to people and their reaction. This makes them excellent at reading situation and making necessary adjustment to get the optimum outcome in a given situation.

Planning Ahead

Because TS is stress induced, planning ahead and being aware of the all the possible scenarios becomes a way of life. This becomes innate and almost a reflex reaction that will be great skill to have in uncertain situations.

Improvising

Just by being diverse, the way they approach a problem is different. Most times this means that solution is very creative or out of the box.

Imaginative / Creative

The creativity is different, they are fundamentally different and therefore what they see and what they come up with is unique.

Examples of good jobs for people with Tourette's Syndrome

  • Researcher
  • Analysts
  • Banking and Finance
  • Musician
  • Writer
  • Counselling
  • Teaching
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