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Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. Tourette's Syndrome is a type of tic disorder that causes someone to make involuntary, repetitive movements and sounds. People who have Tourette's often also have vocal tics, during which they say things others may find inappropriate and generally aren't true, according to the Tourette Association of America. Having Tourette's can make it difficult for someone to navigate any social interaction, but as one man explained in an episode of the U. Damian Friel, a mental health nurse from Northern Ireland, has Tourette's and had to explain his syndrome on his episode of First Dates , which aired about a year ago. Friel recently opened up further about dating with Tourette's to Gay Star News.
Tics and Tourette Syndrome
Tourette syndrome is a movement disorder that starts in childhood. It causes a person to make repeated twitches, movements, or sounds that they have little or no control over. These are called tics. Several different tics can happen at the same time, but they may not always occur together.
Thom's website says she's "changing the world, one tic at a time. That's just one of the tics that Thom, a London-based performance artist, has to manage as part of her life with Tourette's syndrome , a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary vocal or motor tics. Specialists say the condition affects as many as , children in the United States, though many are undiagnosed.