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Why do people with tourettes say outrageous things?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
5 doctors agree
In brief: It is a verbal tic
People with tourette syndrome can have both motor and verbal tics.
Coprolalia, the term for the verbal utterances are the result of the same causes as motor tics and occur in approximately 15% of individuals with tourette syndrome.

In brief: It is a verbal tic
People with tourette syndrome can have both motor and verbal tics.
Coprolalia, the term for the verbal utterances are the result of the same causes as motor tics and occur in approximately 15% of individuals with tourette syndrome.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Only some do
People with this disorder get the label because they have both a chronic motor and oral/verbal tic or spontaneous event.
For the majority this would involve something as simple as throat clearing or cough.Many learn to cover their verbal utterance as a cough. Vulgar words occur in some, but these are just what is available in their brain, not something they can select/control.

In brief: Only some do
People with this disorder get the label because they have both a chronic motor and oral/verbal tic or spontaneous event.
For the majority this would involve something as simple as throat clearing or cough.Many learn to cover their verbal utterance as a cough. Vulgar words occur in some, but these are just what is available in their brain, not something they can select/control.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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