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In the head of Elfe, touched upon by Gilles de la Tourette: “Was I a monster? For many years I thought I was the only one…”

His purple sweater has a red heart embroidered on it. The pulsating thread sums it up well: underneath the shyness that we don’t immediately notice because it’s so warm, Elfe (not her real name) trembles with all her heart. However, life was not always kind. Failures, misunderstandings, doubts, condemnation, sometimes meanness… Suffering from Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, without knowing it, the 34-year-old young woman sailed for a long time on stormy seas. “I spent years, not knowing, being interrogated. Was I normal or not? Why is it so different from others? Was I a monster? For many years I thought I was the only one…”

Gilles de la Tourette syndrome (GTS), of course, is people who can tirelessly repeat an insult or multiply an obscene gesture. But unlike this image of Epinal, less than one patient out of five, coprolalia will develop, a fancy name for this trait.

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Source: Le Parisien

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