The Causes, Symptoms and More About Tourette Syndrome

Associated Conditions. Conditions which may be present along with TS are Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), autism, learning disabilities (problems with reading, math, and writing), sleep disorders, depression, anxiety disorder, headaches, and anger management problems. For example, a child with OCD may be struggling with intrusive thoughts and worries and have repetitive movements and behaviors. He or she can be obsessed with dirt and germs and may be handwashing very frequently or may have fears and deals with them by obsessively counting, arranging, and ordering things. These children may have TS as well.