LIVING WITH TOURETTE’S
A debilitating and socially isolating disease
Available version: English
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Around 1 in 300 people are born with the genetic predisposition to developing Tourette syndrome. Some will only have mild tics that ease as they get older. But others will have massive tics (including swearing, spitting, and hitting themselves) that are debilitating and will get worse as they age.
This heart-warming series follows five young people with this affliction as they try to make their way in a world that would rather see them hidden away.
They face bullying and ridicule, loneliness, depression, and self-harm. Yet, most are intelligent, creative people who need understanding and tolerance from the wider community.