May 15 to June 15 is designated as Tourette Syndrome Awareness Month, a rare neurological disorder that causes involuntary movements or vocalizations known as tics.
Examples of these tics include repetitive blinking, clearing of the throat, shrugging of shoulders, or unintentional blurting of sounds or words. It is estimated that between 100,000 to 300,000 people have Tourette syndrome in America.
But be honest – the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Tourette Syndrome is some involuntarily cursing, which the media likes to portray as the common feature of Tourette.
A couple of things-
That “involuntary cursing” actually has name: Coprolalia