Originally Posted by Sakura8
Usually Tourrett'es syndrome by itself isn't dangerous. Wonder if that guy has something else wrong. Tourette's is only vocal in nature along with facial tics, as in the people can't control what they say. Scary though.
I have Tourette Syndrome (and some other associated disorders). :) (<--not that it is a happy thing to have, I dunno why I typed a smiley face
Sakura, it's nice that you know a bit of a normally misunderstood disorder. :)
Coprolalia is what it is called when a person cannot control cursing and yelling or obscenities. This symptom only affects a small percentage of people. Others yell random non-obscene things or repeat words they have heard or something like that.
TS is definitely not dangerous to the public, just maybe a bit disturbing to others. Often times though, the person doing tics feels embarrassed for their condition and feels bad for the disturbance.
I definitely know that Bipolar disorder or some other mental disorders can be potentially dangerous to the person who has it or others in some circumstances. Some people manage great with those disorders though.
We have gotten a good number of trick-or-treaters I feel like. I let go of my lovely Nerds candies because we were running low on candy though :(