Sometimes known as Tourettes, Tourettes Disorder, GTS or TS this condition is named after the French Neurologist and Physician George Gilles de la Tourettes 1857 – 1904.
It is most commonly noticed with motor tics of eye blinking, throat clearing, coughing, twitching and involuntary muscle spasms, head and shoulder jerking and the outburst of inappropriate words known as Corprolalia.
Some of the associated conditions linked to Tourettes Syndrome are:
Echolalia – Repeating another persons words
Palilalia – Repeating one’s own words
Echopraxia – Repeating or imitating another persons movements or mannerisms
OCD – A compulsive disorder of distressing thoughts and or repetitive behaviours
Corprolalia – Using culturally taboo words and phrases
ADHD – Hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention
Simon, has worked with both children and adults helping then with socially embarrassing conditions so they can feel confident and self assured again.
Most Tourettes Syndrome sufferers will probably have shared their symptoms with their GP on various occasions, but is important that they explain their wish to seek Simon’s help prior to meeting with him.