The Stigma Around Tourette Syndrome
Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder which causes involuntary facial tics and vocalisations. Tourette’s affects one in 100 school children in Australia, it more commonly affects more boys than girls. With no cure and unknown causes that have yet to be identified, Tourette’s can only be treated with medication or brain stimulation. Unfortunately, Tourette’s Syndrome has acquired a negative stigma which results in children being bullied and socially alienated. To talk more about the syndrome and the negative stigma The Daily was joined by Clinical psychologist, Dr Amy Talbot from the psychology clinic Dr Amy Talbot & Associates.
Tourette Syndrome Association of Australia Inc: http://www.tourette.org.au/
Dr Amy Talbot & Associates: http://talbotpsychology.com.au/