But my parents were wonderful about getting me to specialists and figuring out what was going on, and I was diagnosed early.When I was seven, I was also diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, another condition that comes with many stereotypes.Many people associate Tourette’s with random swearing, but swearing only occurs in an estimated 10% of people with Tourette’s.Experts think that anywhere from 1% to .1% of all people have Tourette’s.I wish I could keep it at home on the days I am going on dates."But ironically, when Zillwood actually is with someone, it calms his Tourette's down."Being in love is like a form of medication for my Tourette's.
His date graciously tried to ignore them, but Friel repeatedly apologized and looked visibly embarrassed as he tried to laugh off his tics. He is reportedly finishing his degree, training for a marathon and co-hosting the Men Talk Health, a podcast where he and his co-host discuss mental health issues.
There’s really no reason why it shouldn’t be just another thing to learn about you as you’re getting to know each other.
Get It “Out of the Way” Early You don’t need the added pressure of concealment — plus the more you try to hide tics, the worse they can get.
Most people with Tourette’s try to control symptoms through a combination of relaxation exercises and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), but in more severe cases, medication can help.
While Tourette Syndrome may loom large in your mind, it might not be that big of an issue.