Can I be a doctor or surgeon if I have Tourette’s?

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Tics can cause problems for individuals, but doctors and surgeons have had successful careers with Tourette’s and tic disorders. Evidence can be found on the Tourette Association of America’s Debunking Myths and Misconceptions page. It is important to consider that Tourette and tic disorders vary from person to person, so this answer will be different … Read more

Can I drive with Tourette’s Syndrome?

Driving with TS

It took three attempts for me to pass my driving test. I don’t feel this was due to TS, as my tics when driving are fairly mild compared to other sufferers. However, I very much believe ADHD, OCD and anxiety played a part in my lack of focus, overthinking and panic. In the UK at … Read more

Email OCD

Email OCD

I send 15-30 emails on a work day. Not much, but email OCD adds to the workload. I have a constant fear that I am going to send something highly inappropriate to someone. I proof-read my emails at least five to ten times to look for anything that may have me fired or cancelled. So … Read more

Gaming OCD

Gaming OCD

Do you have strange rituals when playing games that isn’t necessary for the game itself, but more to allow the mind to relax? Gaming OCD has always been a problem for me. But it can’t just be me. These rituals are very similar to my OCD experiences when reading books. It involves checking and ordering … Read more

Having tics when gaming

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Video games are meant to be my chill time. But chill time is pretty hard to achieve with TS… And as is usually the case, the worst tics for that moment are ones that put me off my game. Although these tics have evolved since my N64 days, they still ruin gameplay. Topics covered: How … Read more

Can I join the Army with Tourette’s Syndrome?

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Joining the army with Tourette’s Syndrome can certainly pose a challenge. However depending on the severity, TS doesn’t have to be a dealbreaker. It is possible to join the army with Tourette’s Syndrome, although the condition can certainly make it more difficult. It is important to be open and honest about medication and tics, and … Read more