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Why I blog

Throughout my teens and twenties, my mind was a mess. Bad grades, poor health and poor choices. Some of this was down to the problems associated with Tourette and OCD, but some of it I could have done differently.

Now in my thirties I am doing what I can to have the best life around my neurological disorders, whilst learning more about them.

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Is TS hereditary featured

Is Tourette Syndrome hereditary?

Tics tend to run in families, and they certainly do in mine. However it seems there isn’t a gene that causes Tourette syndrome. I wanted to look into this, and found a very interesting quote from my childhood neurologist when I was diagnosed. My mum spoke about tics in the family when I was being

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Sudden onset of tics

It’s fascinating to learn about the sudden onset of tics so many people have experienced lately. Whether this is the pandemic, social media or something else entirely… it is something that needs a lot more research. I was diagnosed with Tourette’s as a kid, however during the pandemic I have seen an increase in my

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Do people with Tourette enjoy having tics?

Many Tourette sufferers live with a positive outlook on life. But as someone with Tourette, I can safely say it is not very enjoyable. Tourette often co-exists alongside other conditions. I have had tics my whole life. But because I don’t swear, many people aren’t aware it is Tourette Syndrome. Because of the swearing stereotype,

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Eternity and Infinity OCD

This is the kind of phobia that feels inescapable. Fear of crocodiles? Don’t go near a crocodile. Fear of loud noises? Wear earplugs. Fear of eternity? Well, that one’s here to stay. There are months when I would not have been able to blog about this out of pure fear. But I type this at

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Existential and Depersonalization OCD

I remember the exact moment this OCD formed. I was 16 years old, burning a fire with friends under the clearest night sky. I gazed up at the stars and it hit me. I was nothing. Trapped inside the universe, hurtling through the vastness of space not knowing where we are heading. This OCD came

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Religious OCD

Scrupulosity and Religious OCD

OCD to religion is like fuel to a fire. It makes it so much more intense. For me, this is one of the most terrifying forms of OCD due to what’s at stake. I cannot provide professional advice here, but would like to share my perspective and provide some support to other sufferers. Topics covered:

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