Another Reason To Bully

I wanted to re-blog this post on a lovely lady who read about my sons Tourettes on my Living in East Sheen blog, though I already covered this topic in this post, I wanted to show how someone can show complete compassion and passion at the same time for helping our youngsters and raising awareness in different difficult situations. Many thanks x


Tourettes circle logo imagesRecently I came into contact with a  mother whose son suffers from Tourettes and when I read one of her posts concerning it, I was moved to do a blog myself on this syndrome.  I’m going to give a brief explanation first of all.

Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. The disorder is named for Dr. Georges Gilles de la Tourette, the pioneering French neurologist who in 1885 first described the condition in an 86-year-old French noblewoman.

Simple tics: Simple motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements that involve a limited number of muscle groups. Some of the more common simple tics include eye blinking and other vision irregularities, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking. Simple vocalizations might include repetitive throat-clearing, sniffing, or grunting sounds.

There is more to this syndrome in the way of symptoms…

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