Background: Tourette syndrome is reflectively and quite erroneously associated by
many as a syndrome with tics and swearing. However, the syndrome is a complex neuropsychiatric
disorder consisting of features known as Tourette syndrome combined with several serious comorbidities
justifying the quite recent term of Tourette disorder rather than “syndrome”. Unfortunately,
the published literature is mostly dedicated to tics, while mentioning the comorbidities only briefly.
Objective: The study aimed to provide a brief description of the “many faces” of Tourette syndrome.
Methods: This study included a summary of the relevant published literature.
Results: The literature review provided indicates that this rare neuropsychiatric clinical syndrome is
more a multidisciplinary “disorder” rather than a” syndrome”.
Conclusion: Patients with Tourette disorder should be evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary