Friday, July 30, 2010

Children's Hopsital to Host Program About Tourette's Syndrome

On Saturday Morning, the hospital will host a panel discussion about Tourette syndrome. The event will be followed by an informational session held by the Tourette Syndrome Association.

Dr. Keith Coffman, co-director of the Tourette and Movement Disorder clinic at the hospital is one of the panelists. He says the most noticeable symptom of Tourette Syndrome is involuntary movement which includes outbursts, sniffling and other such tics. It is more likely to occur in males than females and is often more prevalent in childhood than in adulthood. It often co-occurs with other disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The event will be held from 9 to 12 and is free and open to the public.

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