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Tourette Syndrome is considered a chronic condition because the diagnosis requires that the tics be present for more than 1 year as in the definition of TS shown below.

 

The accepted medical usage of the word chronic is a persistent and lasting disease or medical condition, or one that that developed slowly.

 

 

Tourette Syndrome is a chronic

neurochemical disorder that causes involuntary movements and sounds known as tics.

 

 

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