Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neuropsychiatric disorder that manifests itself in so-called tics. Tics are spontaneous movements, sounds, or expressions of words which are produced without the will of the person concerned. This is comparable with sneezing or a hiccup. Tics in the Tourette syndrome can only be controlled to a limited extent.
People with Tourette’s syndrome can cause some irritation in their environment. Depending on how frequent and violent these tics are, they significantly limit the quality of life of those affected.