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Front of the Class

1. What is Tourette Syndrome?
-Tourette's or TS is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple physical (motor) tics and at leastone vocal (phonic) tic. [1]
2. What are the diagnostic criteria for TS (Tourette syndrome)?
-Tourette’s may be diagnosed when a person exhibits both multiple motor and one or more vocal tics(although these do not need to be concurrent) over the period of a year, with no more than three consecutive tic-free months.
The onset must have occurred before the age of 18, and cannot be attributed tothe "direct physiological effects of a substance or a general medical condition".
There are no specific medical or screening tests that can be used in diagnosing Tourette's. The diagnosis is madebased on observation of the individual's symptoms and family history, and after ruling out secondary causes of tic disorders.[2]
3. How did TS affect the family relationships of Brad Cohen?
-His parentsdidn’t know what he had, so his father tired of his silly noises and constant moves talk to him in a very rude way. His father also get upset and irritated, he was tired of it. His father hadn’t hopeof him making something greater in life.
4. How important do you think is the correct diagnostic of mental disorders?
-It ‘s absolutely important. You’ll see, if you diagnose the patient early itcan go through it, accept it faster, and work with it. It could even help people to understand about his situation and feel better about itself.
5. In the case of Brad Cohen how did his life changeafter he was diagnosed?
-First, he could have a name to call his disability. I think it make him accept the illness more and he was able to create an awareness about it. He didn’t gave up and he didn’tquit fighting to live and to be accepted in a normal life. He tried to develop himself in all the aspects of life.
6. What difficulties did he have to face because of his TS? Think of different...
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