The deconstruction of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome

Rowan Voirrey Sandle
2012 Journal of European Psychology Students  
The present deconstruction of Gilles de la Tourette's Syndrome introduces this complex disorder using an existential paradigm. An analysis of the history of constructed reason and power highlights the assumptions of 'disorder' that infiltrate society and serves to critique predisposed thought with reference to Tourette's. The review considers the representationalist theory of language and concepts within psychiatric discourse. A brief analysis of previous case studies shows Tourettic energy as
more » ... art of the individual 'self' and introduces a comparison of Tourettic movement to more mutual human experience, such as music and poetry. Past research that explores preventative social interaction is introduced, which show positive advancements in treatment by challenging the conventions of internal etiology and which highlights the importance of reducing attached stigma.
doi:10.5334/ fatcat:squnzvymt5ejbegjobsj4jemra