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Helping someone with Tourette syndrome

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
I see this young man, about 22 I would say. He acts like he has Tourettes Syndrome, is really thin, filthy to the point of muddy. I talk to him each time I see him, and his Tourette is so bad, he can not even communicate. I give him clean clothes, and food, and a little money, but I just need to do more. I looked for shelters, all in the Phoenix area are closed except one. I looked for Physicians who specialize in Tourettes and I would help with this but I do not know how to take the first step. Please offer suggestions.

Thank you in advance for your time.

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Welcome :)

    Have u thought or suggest to see a doctor and offered to go with him. He get tested to see weather he got it

    Heres links

    http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Tourette-syndrome/Pages/Treatment.aspx
    http://m.wikihow.com/Cope-With-Tourette-Syndrome
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I salute you for helping someone who really needs help. Keep it going.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    You're awesome.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I see this young man, about 22 I would say. He acts like he has Tourettes Syndrome, is really thin, filthy to the point of muddy. I talk to him each time I see him, and his Tourette is so bad, he can not even communicate. I give him clean clothes, and food, and a little money, but I just need to do more. I looked for shelters, all in the Phoenix area are closed except one. I looked for Physicians who specialize in Tourettes and I would help with this but I do not know how to take the first step. Please offer suggestions.

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Hey there and welcome to TheSite, it's worth knowing we're based in the UK so we don't have much knowledge of services in the USA.

    Good on you for giving your time and care to this young man, it sounds like he needs it and I'm sorry to hear how little provision there is out in Pheonix. I wonder if you could speak to someone at the shelter to get some advice on alternative options?

    Our friends over at Reachout.com in the US might also be able to help you: http://us.reachout.com

    Good luck!
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