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Famous People With Tourette’s Syndrome

Famous People With Tourette’s Syndrome

Tourette’s syndrome is known by many names. Some simply refer to it as Tourette’s or TS and some call it Gilles de la Tourette syndrome or GTS. All these terms are documented and defined in medical jargon.

David Beckham
Tourette’s syndrome is a neurological disorder which is mostly genetic. The earliest symptoms become obvious when one is an infant and steadily the symptoms may grow worse.

The exact cause of the condition is not known and numerous research and studies have failed to infer which gene causes the disorder or is responsible of carrying the problem to one’s progeny.

List of Famous People with Tourette’s Syndrome

Dan Ackroyd
David Beckham
Brad Cohen
James Durbin
Jim Eisenreich
Tim Howard
Howard Hughes
Dr. Samuel Johnson
Howie Mandel
Dash Mihok
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf
Marc Summers
Steve Wallace
Michael Wolff

Many famous people have had Tourette’s syndrome and that explains the common occurrence of the condition and the absence of any correlation of the disorder with factors that may make some people more vulnerable to it than others.

Hughes News …

Howard Hughes, one of the greatest Americans of the 20th century had Tourette’s syndrome. The wealthy man, innovator and entrepreneur who also made movies and was an eccentric man, had all the privileges in his life and yet he suffered from the condition. It is said that he had Tourette’s syndrome throughout his life until his death.

Howard Hughes

Bend It Like …

David Beckham (pictured top) also has the both Tourette’s syndrome and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). The severity of his obsessive compulsive disorder is rare, while the severity of his Tourette’s is still a mystery. In regard to OCD, he is obsessed with cleanliness which many famous people with this condition are but he has many other fixations such as everything has to be kept in pair and anything that is not normal or what is supposed to be should be addressed right away to avoid conflict.

There were and are many famous people with Tourette’s syndrome such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Tim Howard, Howie Mandel, Marc Summers, Dan Ackroyd, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Michael Wolff, Dash Mihok and Jim Eisenreich among others.

Nature versus Nurture …

Environmental factors can also cause Tourette’s syndrome but it is mostly congenital. A person having the condition has a 50-percent likelihood of passing on the disorder to his or her kids.

Dr. Samuel Johnson

Tourette’s syndrome used to be considered as a bizarre disease before science elaborately explained what it is, what the symptoms are and what steps one can take to regulate the symptoms. The physical and vocal tics that are associated with the condition are among the first noticeable symptoms one can spot.

Concise Conclusion …

Tourette’s syndrome is often interlaced with obsessive compulsive disorders of various types and it has nothing to do with a particular demographic, lifestyle, education or financial status.