Can tics start, stop and change over time?

Can tics change over time

Tourette Syndrome affected me at a very early age. By the age of nine I was diagnosed with this neurological disorder after months of motor and vocal tics. Although Tourette Syndrome tends to first cause tics in childhood, tics can sometimes begin later in life. They may disappear in adulthood or be lifelong. The severity … Read more

OCD Staring at genitals

staring at genitals obsession

Since posting about obsessive staring, I have noticed there is a high amount of search queries for one specific compulsion. Staring at private parts/ genitals. I wanted to speak more about my experience and what I did about it. This became a problem when working in a hotel I won’t mention the specific hotel because … Read more

Is Tourette Syndrome hereditary?

Is TS hereditary featured

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 … Read more

Sudden onset of tics

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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 … Read more

Do people with Tourette enjoy having tics?

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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, … Read more

Eternity and Infinity OCD

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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 … Read more

Existential and Depersonalization OCD

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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 … Read more

Scrupulosity and Religious OCD

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: … Read more

Parenting a child with Tourette Syndrome

Parenting a Child with TS

Learning that your child has Tourette Syndrome can be tough. Growing up with Tourette means that I have a very good understanding of what it is like for a child. I was nine when I was diagnosed, and tics were present throughout my teens, twenties and now thirties. Please note: I cannot give professional advice, … Read more

Can someone with Tourette’s hold a baby?

Can I hold a baby with TS

If you have a newborn, you may be hesitant to allow a friend or family member with tics to hold your baby. As a sufferer myself, I have certainly felt stressed with the responsibility. I fully understand that parents would have some concerns about this. In short, it is perfectly fine to allow most people … Read more