Tic Conditions

Includes: Tourette's Syndrome (TS), Persistent (sometimes called chronic) motor or vocal tic disorder, and Provisional tic disorder.
Things not to say to people with Tourette's syndrome
Living with Tourette syndrome: My story
Introduction to Tourette Syndrome

Useful Websites

The following websites offer more information and resources on Tic Conditions

Tourettes Action UK

Great Ormond Street Hospital

Tourettes Scotland

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention

Academic Articles: Tic Conditions and Higher Education

  • Lund, J., Borch-Johnsen, L., Groth, C., Skov, L. and Debes, N.M., (2022). Impact of Tourette Syndrome on Education. Neuropediatrics.
  • Elsom, S. and Hansen, A., (2021). Tic of the Iceberg: Strategies to Support Students With Tourette Syndrome in Higher Education. Australasian Journal of Special and Inclusive Education, 45(1), pp.96-104.
  • Cox, J.H., Nahar, A., Termine, C., Agosti, M., Balottin, U., Seri, S. and Cavanna, A.E., (2019). Social stigma and self-perception in adolescents with tourette syndrome. Adolescent health, medicine and therapeutics, pp.75-82.


Blogs are a great way to understand the real life experiences of having Tic Conditions. Click on the blog titles below to open them in a new page.

Tourettes Action


TicTock Therapy


Like blogs, Podcasts offer the first person experience, but through an audio file which can be listened to on smartphones or digital music and multimedia players.


Ticcing with Tourettes


  • Murphy, T and Millar, D. (2019) The Tourette’s Survival Kit; Tool for Young adults with Tics. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Chowdhury, U. Murphy, T. (2016). Tic Disorders: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Evers, T. (2012). A Day in the Life of Tourette Syndrome. CreateSpace Independent Publishing
  • Bloss, N.V. (2006). Busy Body: My Life with Tourette’s Syndrome. Fusion Press