People with Tourette Syndrome are often to be found to also have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
According to cdc.gov, among children diagnosed with Tourette’s, 86% also have been diagnosed with at least one additional mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder, such as:
63% had ADHD.
33% had OCD.
25% had depression.
35% had autism spectrum disorder.
47% had learning disabilities.
30% had developmental delays.
12% had intellectual disabilities.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Refers to a disorder marked by a continuous pattern of inattention and / or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development in daily life
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Refers to an anxiety disorder in which people have recurring, involuntary thoughts, ideas or sensations (obsessions) that make them feel driven to do something repetitively and will feel extremely uncomfortable if they don’t do so. There are mainly 5 types of OCDs (Checking, Contamination / Mental Contamination, Symmetry and ordering, Ruminations / Intrusive, Thoughts, Hoarding) and they often overlap one another
Refers to a mood disorder that involves a consistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It is different from the mood fluctuations that people regularly experience during daily lives. Symptoms include continuous of depressed mood, a sudden change in daily routines, difficulty to concentrate on tasks that could usually be easily performed, having suicide or self-harm thoughts
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Refers to a developmental disability that causes significant social, communication, and behavioral challenges. A person with Autism thinks and behave differently from most people and their ability in a certain area might be extremely gifted or extremely challenging. Symptoms include avoiding eye contact or even normal interaction with people, having trouble to relate to others.