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Posted: 1/29/2011 2:26:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:27:01 PM EDT by diggerwolf]
I was thinking about Tourettes today and I wondered if a Muslim got it, if strict Muslims would kill him.

Then I thought they probably didn't get Tourette syndrome. I figured the rest of the world probably never saw a case. It's probably only for us fat lazy Americans.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:29:06 PM EDT
You don't "get" it like you "get" a cold, the flu, or AIDS. It's not transmitted.

It's a neurological disorder, and it's not quite known what causes it.
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[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:34:02 PM EDT by diggerwolf]
Originally Posted By Deej86:
You don't "get" it like you "get" a cold, the flu, or AIDS. It's not transmitted.

It's a neurological disorder, and it's not quite known what causes it.


I didn't mean to imply that people catch it like the flu. I wonder if anyone other than Americans are ever diagnosed with it.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:31:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Droc556:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtr_RvR3sY


FUCK SALT
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:32:07 PM EDT
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lol
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:33:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Deej86:
You don't "get" it like you "get" a cold, the flu, or AIDS. It's not transmitted.

It's a neurological disorder, and it's not quite known what causes it.


Do people in other countries develop the syndrome?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:34:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:36:13 PM EDT by Deej86]
Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
I didn't mean to imply that people in other countries catch it like the flu. I wonder if anyone other than Americans are ever diagnosed with it.


A minute's search on Google revealed a link from a psych journal in the UK. So I'm sure it's prevalent elsewhere. Another link said half a million school age kids in the US and UK combined have it.

I misread it as you thought people "got it" like the flu.

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:36:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:37:19 PM EDT by diggerwolf]
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
I didn't mean to imply that people in other countries catch it like the flu. I wonder if anyone other than Americans are ever diagnosed with it.


A minute's search on Google revealed a link from a psych journal in the UK. So I'm sure it's prevalent elsewhere. Another link said half a million school age kids in the US and UK combined have it.


OK, what about Chinese? Arabs? Other non-English speaking, non-Christian countries?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:36:40 PM EDT
TURKEY TITS!
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:37:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
You don't "get" it like you "get" a cold, the flu, or AIDS. It's not transmitted.

It's a neurological disorder, and it's not quite known what causes it.


Do people in other countries develop the syndrome?


According to Wikipedia:
Using year 2000 census data, a prevalence range of 1–10 per 1,000 yields an estimate of 53,000–530,000 school-age children with Tourette's in the US,[4] and a prevalence estimate of 10 per 1,000 means that in 2001 about 553,000 people in the UK age 5 or older would have Tourette's. Most cases would be mild and almost unrecognizable in older individuals.[66]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tourette_syndrome#Epidemiology

So it's in the UK at least. I don't know about the Middle East, and I'm not finding too many worldwide numbers.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:38:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:41:17 PM EDT by Deej86]
Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
I didn't mean to imply that people in other countries catch it like the flu. I wonder if anyone other than Americans are ever diagnosed with it.


A minute's search on Google revealed a link from a psych journal in the UK. So I'm sure it's prevalent elsewhere. Another link said half a million school age kids in the US and UK combined have it.


OK, what about Chinese? Arabs? Other non-English speaking, non-Christian countries?


From a quick Google search I'm not finding too many numbers outside of the US and UK. I'm sure if it's prevalent, they're keeping it to themselves.

Edit-here's a somewhat better link
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:43:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 2:45:33 PM EDT by omega62]
What would be funny (in a Mel Brooks kind of way) would be if you had someone who had Tourette's syndrome, and they worked in a customer service job, like at a call center help desk for example, and they cursed at customers all day long but they could NOT be fired, because they were protected by the ADA and to fire them would result in a discrimination lawsuit.



Customer: "Yes, is the XYZ company? Listen, I bought this widget and it doesn't work like the directions say. I need help."

Help Center Rep: "Go fuck yourself."

Customer: "WHAT?!?"
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:43:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Droc556:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqtr_RvR3sY

Holy shit I'm fucking dieing here.
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LOL. This almost sounds like one of those jack handy deep thoughts from the old SNL.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:55:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By omega62:
What would be funny (in a Mel Brooks kind of way) would be if you had someone who had Tourette's syndrome, and they worked in a customer service job, like at a call center help desk for example, and they cursed at customers all day long but they could NOT be fired, because they were protected by the ADA and to fire them would result in a discrimination lawsuit.



Customer: "Yes, is the XYZ company? Listen, I bought this widget and it doesn't work like the directions say. I need help."

Help Center Rep: "Go fuck yourself."

Customer: "WHAT?!?"


The vast majority don't curse.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:56:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
I didn't mean to imply that people in other countries catch it like the flu. I wonder if anyone other than Americans are ever diagnosed with it.


A minute's search on Google revealed a link from a psych journal in the UK. So I'm sure it's prevalent elsewhere. Another link said half a million school age kids in the US and UK combined have it.


OK, what about Chinese? Arabs? Other non-English speaking, non-Christian countries?


In Afghanistan the diagnostic manual lists it under the "Possessed By A Djinn" category.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 2:59:10 PM EDT
"I wouldn't fuck her with my own ass" Classic
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 3:02:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
You don't "get" it like you "get" a cold, the flu, or AIDS. It's not transmitted.

It's a neurological disorder, and it's not quite known what causes it.


Do people in other countries develop the syndrome?

Where do you think legends about witches and demons and shit come from?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 3:07:47 PM EDT
Tourette's affects a whole number of things, people wrongly assume that it just revolves around swearing and outbursts.

For the record I do know a guy I grew up with named Tabor that snorted like a pig, instead of swearing, the Muslims would have loved that.

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[Last Edit: 1/29/2011 4:20:35 PM EDT by XJ]
Eat me, Bailey
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 6:53:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
I was thinking about Tourettes today and I wondered if a Muslim got it, if strict Muslims would kill him.

Then I thought they probably didn't get Tourette syndrome. I figured the rest of the world probably never saw a case. It's probably only for us fat lazy Americans.


Would not a Mooslum with Tourette Syndrome be............ a "Community Organizer"????
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:07:18 PM EDT
Seeing as how it is possibly genetic, the lineage necessary may not exist in Muslim cultures.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:10:23 PM EDT
For the record, the syndrome "symptoms" range widely from person to person.
It might be as slight as a facial tic or repetitive hand movement, (non vocal) all the way up to "tourette guy".
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:13:34 PM EDT
Ok.

Muslims. Do they get mumps?
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:15:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:
Originally Posted By Deej86:
You don't "get" it like you "get" a cold, the flu, or AIDS. It's not transmitted.

It's a neurological disorder, and it's not quite known what causes it.


Do people in other countries develop the syndrome?
Touring in France.

Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:19:01 PM EDT
it's just a western thing...only bored pussified cultures get it...like medieval europeans "swooning" all the time n such
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:20:10 PM EDT
From my Lebanese relatives I get the impression that Arabic doesn't really have curse words* the same way English does. This leads to an amusing thought of someone randomly shouting out "rest facilities", "defecate", "coitus"

Hmm, it was funnier in my imagination.

* The whole premise is probably incorrect and the in-laws are just too polite to teach me anything interesting in Arabic.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:37:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wyzardd:
From my Lebanese relatives I get the impression that Arabic doesn't really have curse words* the same way English does. This leads to an amusing thought of someone randomly shouting out "rest facilities", "defecate", "coitus"

Hmm, it was funnier in my imagination.

* The whole premise is probably incorrect and the in-laws are just too polite to teach me anything interesting in Arabic.


Our terps in A'stan would call each other donkey or melon head. They could curse like champs in English though.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:38:54 PM EDT
Tourette's Disease is a debilitating disease and also presents a serious social stigma to those afflicted.

Fortunately, there is help available.














Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:46:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wyzardd:
From my Lebanese relatives I get the impression that Arabic doesn't really have curse words* the same way English does. This leads to an amusing thought of someone randomly shouting out "rest facilities", "defecate", "coitus"

Hmm, it was funnier in my imagination.

* The whole premise is probably incorrect and the in-laws are just too polite to teach me anything interesting in Arabic.


Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:51:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By diggerwolf:
I was thinking about Tourettes today and I wondered if a Muslim got it, if strict Muslims would kill him.

Then I thought they probably didn't get Tourette syndrome. I figured the rest of the world probably never saw a case. It's probably only for us fat lazy Americans.

Ok Jack Handy
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 7:58:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stickfigure:
Tourette's affects a whole number of things, people wrongly assume that it just revolves around swearing and outbursts.

For the record I do know a guy I grew up with named Tabor that snorted like a pig, instead of swearing, the Muslims would have loved that.


Exactly. I've known a couple people who had it, in most it is just involuntarily twitching, not outbursts of cursing, though that makes funnier TV and movie skits.
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Now that shits funny!
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:06:23 PM EDT
Br J Psychiatry. 1987 Sep;151:397-8.
A case of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome in Saudi Arabia.el-Assra A.
Riyadh Armed Forces Hospital, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
AbstractAn occurrence of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome in a 13-year-old Saudi female patient is documented, and treatment is described. It is thought that the improvement noted may be attributed to the hospital environment and reduced contact with the family.


http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3480766


So yes they get it and if you take away the girl from her stressful repressive family it improves.
Link Posted: 1/29/2011 8:06:47 PM EDT
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