Individuals with Tourette’s Syndrome at high risk of suicide

by Annalisa Lista - 2017.07.06
Individuals with Tourette’s Syndrome at high risk of suicide
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Individuals with Tourette’s Syndrome are exposed to a higher risk of suicide than others. At least, this is what has emerged from a study conducted by the Karolinska Institute, that monitored a vast sample of individuals with this neurological disturbance that is characterized by uncontrollable facial and verbal ticks. In facat, study data indicated that these individuals have a 4 times greater chance of taking their lives. For two primary reasons: the first is the difficulty of managing one’s movement a stime progresses.  The second is the continual mocking and lack of respect shown by others.

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