According to a new study by the CDC, 1 in 50 school-age children have Tourette Syndrome or a persistent Tic Disorder. This is more than DOUBLE the amount that experts previously believed.
The article, titled "Estimating the number of people with Tourette syndrome and persistent tic disorder in the United States," was published last week in Science Direct.
The researchers estimate that 350,000–450,000 U.S. children and adults have Tourette syndrome. About one million U.S. children and adults have other persistent tic disorders.
However, they also said that estimating the number of people affected by these disorders is challenging and that more precise measurement is needed to reflect everyone impacted by these disorders.
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