Tourette syndrome: Finally, something to shout about
June 9, 2017
(THE CONVERSATION) Tourette syndrome is a mysterious medical curiosity that has puzzled doctors for more than a century. People who have it suffer from tics and other behavioral problems, such as obsessive compulsive traits and attention deficit disorder.
In addition, they are cursed by a stereotype that they swear loudly and inappropriately. In reality, 10 percent actually experience these verbal outbursts, but many are stigmatized and isolated nonetheless.
I have studied Tourette syndrome for years, and recently published a book about treatments and the common spectrum of behavioral dis...