A producer wrote to me saying that she is working with a national network on a documentary series that will document adults living productive lives with TS. The purpose of this documentary is “to educate viewers on Tourette Syndrome and to show that although TS makes their day-to-day life more challenging, it doesn’t mean they cant hold jobs, have kids, date, etc.”
Here’s their casting notice if you’re interested or know someone who might be.
We can all use some inspiration at times. Although there are many luminaries who have Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), your child may not be familiar with most of them. But many will know about Harry Potter. Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who plays Potter, acknowledged publicly that he had been diagnosed at age 5 with OCD and that it used to take him 5 minutes to turn off a light. He no longer suffers from OCD, he reports.
Yes, I disappeared from this blog for a while. For most of the second half of 2011, my mother was battling a number of health problems and issues that took my time and energy.
Mom passed away in January and I am first getting back into full swing on professional activities, so expect to see some updates on this blog in terms of new research and issues.
Also expect to see some personal entries on lessons my mother taught me that I thought I would share with you.
Interesting tidbit I noted from eCanada Now:
A new memoir about Frank Sinatra written by wife, Barbara Sinatra, claims that he may have had obsessive-compulsive disorder. The memoir stated that the singer took as many as twelve showers a day because he was so obsessed with being clean.