Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tourettes

"Everything is extraordinary in this disease: the name is ridiculous, its symptoms peculiar, its character equivocal, its cause unknown, its treatment problematical." - Gilles de la Tourette

So, I'm sitting home, sick with a fever, and I just realized that I have a paper due for my health class... Maybe blogging will help me sort all of my details out.
And even if it does'nt you'll be learning something new.

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that causes a person to make repeated and uncontrolled (involuntary) movements and sounds (vocalizations) called tics. The disorder is commonly called Tourette syndrome.

In addition to the involuntary motor and vocal tics and swearing, Dr. Gilles de la Tourette also noted that:
a) the disorder had an onset in childhood, usually between 7 and 10 years of age,b) affected males more than females, andc) was hereditary;d) the tics usually started in the face or upper extremity;e) the symptoms waxed and waned spontaneously;f) the tics were made worse by stress and diminished in sleep and occasionally during fevers; andg) it was not a progressive degenerative disorder.

These kids are def. brave, I can't imagine all the emotional distress they go through, getting picked on my other kids and such, teenage years are bad enough as it is, worrying about pimples, self esteem issues, trying to be popular, trying to figure out who you are, this def. doesn't help.
well, blog heads, I'm out, i really gotta finish this paper....
xx, minxy

3 comments:

Sergio said...
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BESTISM said...

"and everybody thought i was tryin to you know, fly and im like no".

hahahahah.

FEMMYluv said...

yea i know two people who have tourettes. one of which i've known since elementary school. But no once ever treated him indifferently.