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Can anyone recommend a Tourette Syndrome specialist for poor
Tex does not have Tourette Syndrome, but some kind of obsession, which
is not the same. Tourette is a "tic", more often physical than verbal.
I know of a couple of teens locally who do have this syndrome, and they
are great kids -- one, a girl whose 'tic' is swearing, is a terrific
drummer, and typically calms down and cheers up while playing.
Fortunately her school accepts and accommodates her. Years ago people
were involuntarily certified and warehoused in mental hospitals.
I was at school with a lad who had what was then called "St. Vitus
Dance", which is actually cased in childhood by a bacterium. It often
diminishes and disappears.
The world is getting better, isn't it? But 50-60 years ago at school was
a lad with a prosthetic leg; it was awful to hear him make up stories
when strangers asked about his limp. I heard him tell a school inspector
that he was not doing PE that day because he had recently 'twisted his
Live & without a beep machine.