(Battle with Tourette Syndrome)
TS stands for "Tourette Syndrome." It is a genetic disorder of the Central Nervous System, charactorized by unstable chemistry
in the back of the brain. I know, because I have had TS my whole life.
Symptoms and Side Effects of TS include: 1) "TICS," which are highly abnormal motor and vocal behavior; 2) "ADD" which
stands for "Attention Deficit Disorder." ADD is the medical term given to those who are hyperactive, and people with TS are
extremely hyper. 3) "OCB," stands for "Obsessive Compulsive Behavior." People with TS have what are called "Obssesive Rituals."
An example of an obsessive ritual is where an individual will wash his hands four or five times before he is convinced they
are clean and sanitary.
TS is a learning disability, because the Attention Span is weakened, and Reading Comprehension is very limited. It is also
an Occupational Disability because "Focus" is extremely affected, which can grossly impair one's work speed. Teenagers with
TS often take it on the chin for being different, to the point the teen with TS begins to shy away from people more and more
for fear of being made fun of, and at a time when Social Development is the most crucial. So Social Development is also impaired
by TS, in most cases.