Second Opinion: Tourette Syndrome

Second Opinion: Tourette Syndrome

Thu, 02/02/2017 - 8:30pm

Credit: Nic Minetor

Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder that presents in early childhood or adolescence with the first symptoms often being involuntary movements, or tics. Peter Morrison was diagnosed when he was 10 years old, and he shares his story of overcoming the personal and social challenges caused by the syndrome. He’s joined by his mother Susan, who provides her perspective as a parent Second Opinion: Tourette Syndrome airs Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Season 13 episodes include lupus, lead poising, Down Syndrome, and more.

Produced by WXXI, in partnership with the University of Rochester Medical Center and West 175 Productions, Second Opinion focuses on health literacy in an engaging, entertaining, and accessible way. A patient story provides the backbone of each episode as host Dr. Peter Salgo leads a panel of medical experts through the twists and turns of one patient's real-life medical mystery. The physicians then share the most accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy health information and treatment options.

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Second Opinion’s executive producers are Elissa Orlando, Elizabeth Brock, and Fiona Willis. The series is distributed by American Public Television and is made possible with support from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).