What’s In A Name?

A digitally drawn image showing a single rose with an adapted Shakespeare quote above it in black text it reads: "What's in a name? That which we call Tourette’s by any other name would be as complex."

A few years ago an article was published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) about the relationship between social media and increased instances of tics. I had significant concerns about the article which I wrote about here. I ended that post by saying:

“I understand the impulse for clinicians to theorise and share ideas with others, but I’d also ask that this be done with care… Clinicians’ opinions often hold a lot of weight so I ask them to be aware of this and be thoughtful about how their views might impact people’s lives.”