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Is it possible for a three year old to have tourettes syndrome? what are the symptoms?

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Dr. Louis Cady
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tourettes in 3 yo: My answer is that anything is possible in terms of things that can go wrong with us humans. In one study, 3.4% of school children between 6 - 12 years of age in a columbian study were diagnosed with tourettes. Another study found between 0.4 - 3.8% of kids had tourette's [robertson, mm 2011 feb.] according to cedars-sinai, it can occur as early as age 2. http://bit.ly/yfqqpm.

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