Tourette Syndrome and COVID-19

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources and Information


The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted our daily lives in all domains, including socially, medically, educationally, and economically. Children and adults living with tic disorders can be particularly affected by the stigma and symptoms of COVID-19 due to common tics such as coughing or sniffing.  Particularly, during these challenging times, symptoms of Tourette Syndrome or the co-occurring disorders can increase.

With all of the uncertainty of the COVID-19, it is important to have resources and support to get through this trying time. Many national organizations have come together to assist those struggling with this stressful time.

Tourette Association of America Resources

Tourette Association of America

Free Webinars

The TAA hosts two webinars to help medical professionals and families during the COVID-19. Dealing with TS and Mental Health Amid the Coronoavirus Spread: March 26th, 3pm EST Doing it Right or Doing it Wrong: April 2, 4pm EST

International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Resources

UF Health Resources

Michael Okun, MD

TS and Corona Virus: An Expert Weighs In

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Managing anxiety with COVID-19

Stay up-to-date with resources and education on managing anxiety during this crisis

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Miscellaneous Resources

Free Book


A short books designed to support and reassure children during the COVID-19 crisis.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


About the Author


Heather Simpson, OTR/L

Heather Simpson graduated with a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science with a minor in Early Education from the University of Florida in 2007. Following…

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