Tourette's Syndrome - Health, Well-being and Opportunities

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  • Tourette's Syndrome
    • this is a neurological condition (affecting the brain and the nervous system) that is characterised by a combination of involuntary noises and movement called tics.
      • Symptoms
        • tics
        • teeth grinding
        • screaming
        • rolling the eyes
        • sniffing
        • hitting/kicking
        • twisting the neck
        • rotating the shoulders
        • swearing loudly/shouting inappropriate words/phrases
    • Health
      • vocal sounds or physical movements are out of the persons control
      • tics may be painful
      • associated with OCD and ADHD
    • Wellbeing
      • embarrassment
      • low self-esteem
      • social isolation
      • irritability
      • anxiety
      • flying into sudden rages
    • Opportunities
      • social isolation - may not go out to meet new people/ experience new things
      • tics may disrupt day-to-day activities
      • may meet people at support groups
      • antisocial behaviour


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