Life's a Twitch, Tourette  Syndrome registered site logo by Dr. B. Duncan McKinlay, helping you to understand, and get information about, Tourette Syndrome.

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If contacting Dr. McKinlay through this site, please understand that, given his 'Retired' status, to uphold the ethical and professional standards of his profession he can no longer assess, diagnose, treat, or consult regarding personal difficulties; moreover, information on this website should not be considered a substitute for the advice and direction of your current doctor (Psychologist or Physician).  

For Questions about site content, or to submit material to the site (e.g. Announcements, Role Model section, 'Tic Museum'):

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For questions about clinical services (if you reside in Ontario, Canada):

  • contact CPRI (519) 858-2774, or
  • visit the Brake Shop clinic website

For questions regarding presentations with Dr. McKinlay:

  • Booking: click here.

For questions regarding the, "Nix Your Tics" publication:

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  • Online Community (book club, additional material & support): Facebook Group

For questions regarding the, "Life's A Twitch!" documentary:

  • Sales & Distribution: National Film Board of Canada website
  • General Inquiries: Symmetree Media (

The creation of, "Life's A Twitch!" occurred prior to Dr. McKinlay's registration as a psychologist (with the exception of Nix Your Tics!, published in October 2008). As such, much of the content on this website represents the personal, anecdotal, and research perspectives of B. Duncan McKinlay from that time period. To access materials which reflect his perspectives as a mental health professional, visitors are advised to access the Brake Shop clinic website.  It is Dr. McKinlay's belief that each website is valid: unique strengths and resources stem from each perspective. In the event that any contradictory information exists between the "Life's A Twitch!" website and the Brake Shop Clinic website, though, visitors are advised to resolve this contradiction by favouring the latter site.


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