New Delhi: After a long break, Rani Mukherjee is back on the celluloid with her latest movie Hichki. In the film, she plays a teacher, who is suffering from a disorder called Tourette syndrome.
An individual suffering from this disorder is often mocked at in the society because of their actions such as repeatedly blinking the eyes, making a face and blurting out offensive words
To make people aware of Tourette Syndrome, we bring you some information on the disorder.
What is Tourette Syndrome?
Tourette Syndrome is a nervous system disorder involving repetitive movements or unwanted sounds known as tics. The disorder often starts in childhood, and boys are more prone to this syndrome than girls.
One of the main symptoms of Tourette Syndrome is tics. The mild tics are not even noticeable, while the severe one could happen often and hamper everyday life. Stress, excitement, or being sick or tired can make the symptoms worse.
The exact cause of Tourette Syndrome is unknown. It is a complex disorder which can be caused by genetic or inherited factors. A person is more likely to have this syndrome if there is a family history, as per Mayo Clinic.
Though there is no cure for Tourette Syndrome, people with this disorder can control tics that interfere with everyday activities and functioning. Treatment may include medication or psychological therapies.