4 doctors weighed in:

What are the chances of a person with tourettes passing on the disease to their offspring?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

It depends on the details of the family history.
Tourette's is inherited in a complicated way that we don't completely understand, but we know that if one parent has it, each child has about a one in five chance of tourettes. If there is tourette's on both the mother's and the father's sides, the risk is even greater. Visit the national tourette syndrome association at http://www.Tsa-usa.Org/.

In brief: It depends

It depends on the details of the family history.
Tourette's is inherited in a complicated way that we don't completely understand, but we know that if one parent has it, each child has about a one in five chance of tourettes. If there is tourette's on both the mother's and the father's sides, the risk is even greater. Visit the national tourette syndrome association at http://www.Tsa-usa.Org/.
Dr. Scott McLean
Dr. Scott McLean
Thank
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Ophthalmology

In brief: High

This is an inherited disease with environmental and genetic factors.

In brief: High

This is an inherited disease with environmental and genetic factors.
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Dr. Jennifer Lee
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Eric Weisman
Board Certified, Neurology
32 years in practice
9M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors