People with Tourette syndrome have a normal life span and often lead healthy, active lives. However, having Tourette syndrome may increase your risk of learning, behavioral and social challenges, which can harm your self-image.

In addition, having Tourette syndrome means you're likely to have other related conditions, such as:

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Learning disabilities
  • Sleep disorders
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
Aug. 10, 2012