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Tourette Syndrome

My Advice to Parents of Atypical Children

Lisa Goodman-Helfand | Posted 01.19.2017 | Parents
Lisa Goodman-Helfand

“I remember being so curious about your condition in high school, but too sheepish to ask you. You inspired many investigative diagnostic queries in...

My Life With Tourette Syndrome

Johanna Elsemore | Posted 12.09.2014 | Women
Johanna Elsemore

Popular culture would have you believe that this means I involuntarily shout four letter words and other obscenities at the least socially acceptable times possible. While this may make for good slapstick, it's never been true of me, nor is it the case for the vast majority of Tourette's sufferers.

Teen's Incredibly Powerful Video Will Change How You See Mental Illness

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 05.21.2014 | Teen

"Yo, I'm Becca. Brace yourself." Having been a target of bullying while living in numerous shelters before the age of 16, Becca Calla didn't have ...

Unfrozen: How a Disney Movie Gave My Daughter Hope

Cathrin Hagey | Posted 04.30.2014 | Parents
Cathrin Hagey

When my daughter and I finally watched Frozen, it was three days after she had been diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome (TS). We walked into the theatre in a highly stressed state, in a degree of shock, but grateful to know what we were dealing with.

PANDAS: Our Own Personal Snowpocalpyse in Atlanta

Christine M. Ristaino | Posted 04.19.2014 | Parents
Christine M. Ristaino

Since this disease is as present in my home as the snow outside our front window right now, while snowbound I decided to compose a list of what the Snowpocalypse 2.0 in Atlanta has in common with PANDAS.

Art of the Memoir: Josh Hanagarne, the World's Strongest Librarian, on Tourette Syndrome, Choosing Stories and Being Strong at the Library

David Henry Sterry | Posted 12.23.2013 | Home
David Henry Sterry

"No matter what you're doing, if words aren't appearing on the page, you're not writing yet. Don't worry about people's reactions during the first draft. Just get it down."

Every Day Is Mother's Day

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 07.09.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

The only way I can explain it is to tell you that I feel like you do on Christmas morning -- every single day! I can't wait to tear off the wrapping paper, untangle the glittery ribbons and open your unexpected gifts.

Why Parents Don't Need a Crystal Ball

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 02.05.2013 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

When I found out I was having twins, I realized I'd need all kinds of help. I read parenting books, registered for two of all the "must-haves" and selected the pink and blue layette. But the best preparation I did was building a team of "mom mentors."

Teen With Tourette's Banned For Swearing

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.06.2012 | Parents

In a decision his mother called "ridiculous," a British soccer league suspended a 14-year-old player with Tourette syndrome for cursing at the referee...

Have You Ever Wondered What It Might Be Like To Live With Tourette's?

Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Ever wonder what it might be like to live with Tourette's syndrome? With a new game created by developer Lars Doucet, users now may be able to bet...

Why I Hate Summer

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 08.20.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

Summer is anything but easy living for us.

What to Expect When You're Not Expecting the Unexpected

Laura Rossi Totten | Posted 05.08.2012 | Parents
Laura Rossi Totten

I believe it's what happens when we are faced with the unexpected -- and are forced to change roles -- that progress can happen.

Missouri Teen Fights Tourette Syndrome Stereotypes | Posted 03.27.2012 | Impact

Drew Guise, a 13-year-old from Eureka, will participate in the fifth annual Tourette Syndrome (TS) Youth Ambassador Training Program in Washington, D...

Is Hysteria Really Back?

| Posted 01.31.2012 | Women

By Ruth Graham (Click here for original article.) Last August, 16-year-old Lori Brownell passed out while head-banging at a concert. A month later...

"People Like What?" Defending Teens With Autism | Posted 01.02.2012 | Parents

Two days a week, the boys from Heritage High School in Loudoun County come to my store. On Tuesdays, they drop off their teachers' drycleaning, and t...

SHOCK: Alf Caught Saying N-Word Behind The Scenes (EXPLICIT AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A clip making the rounds on the internet Tuesday features outtakes of "Alf" in which the voice of the classic TV puppet can be heard saying the N-word...

Antipsychotic Medication Use In Children And Adolescents: What's A Parent To Do?

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Antipsychotic medication research asked if there were significant changes in three important physical measures: weight, lipids, and insulin resistance. Their results were disturbing.

How Not to Interview a Famous Person

Una LaMarche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Una LaMarche

There is the fantasy that during an interview, a celebrity will totally spark with you and you will become BFFs and/or lovers, and the interview will just fly because you are having so much fun. No.

New England Journal of Medicine Reports Mental Health Epidemic Among Republican Governors

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

According to the study, the symptoms of the epidemic include "bizarre, uncontrollable behaviors" and "grandiose self-ideations," including an impulse to compare oneself to Biblical figures.