В what is tourette syndrome? Tourette syndrome (ts) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. Georges gilles de la tourette, the pioneering french neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86-year-old french noblewoman.
While many people outgrow tourette syndrome symptoms as they mature, it doesnt always happen that way. Many do find their tics lessen to some degree as they get older, and some lucky ones see them fade away except when they are fatigued or under stress. Other adults still struggle with myriad symptoms associated with having ts.