Prognosis of Tourette Syndrome


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Tourette Syndrome usually refers to the likely outcome of Tourette Syndrome. The prognosis of Tourette Syndrome may include the duration of Tourette Syndrome, chances of complications of Tourette Syndrome, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Tourette Syndrome, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Tourette Syndrome. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Tourette Syndrome: Good. Normal life span. Not degenerative. May improve with age.
Prognosis for Tourette Syndrome: There is no cure for TS; however, the condition in many individuals improves as they mature. Individuals with TS can expect to live a normal life span. Although TS is generally lifelong and chronic, it is not degenerative. In a few cases, complete remission occurs after adolescence. 1

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Tourette Syndrome Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: June 23, 2003

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