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Is it possible to develop tourette's syndrome after seeing someone with tourette's syndrome?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not the real disease. I suppose some people can have the sort of personality that is drawn into mimicking such a pattern disorder. It is not a contagious disease but a condition of the nervous system.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Tourette's is neither infectious nor contagious, and the only way you will acquire symptoms is via psychological mimicry. If this occurs, see a counselor and get de-conditioned.

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