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Tourette Syndrome How would you feel if you were diagnosed with a disease that has baffled scientists for centuries If your entire social life was destroyed due to this disease which may worsen as time goes by But worst of all about being diagnosed with this disease is the fact that there is no cure My guess is you wouldnt be too happy You would probably become very depressed violent and cut yourself out from any social activities If you felt this way you would now be able to understand the lives and feelings of those diagnosed with Tourette syndrome TS Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder therefore it affects the nervous system The nervous system consists of the brain spinal cord nerve cells and fibers that extend throughout the body When healthy the nervous system reacts and responds to nerve impulses that allows us to maintain homeostasis The nervous system can be broken down further into its three basic functions sensory functions integrative functions and motor functions In sensory functions your bodys sensory receptors detect many different stimuli in and outside of your body For example your sensory receptors may detect a change in your blood temperature or a change outside of your body such as a touch on the arm Your body then goes through a process know as its integrative function This is when your nervous system processes information sent via your sensory neurons and in a way makes decisions regarding appropriate responses When all is said and done during this process a decision is made and sent through interneurons that act as a postman and deliver the decision to the motor function part of your nervous system The motor function involves responding to the decision delivered by the interneurons by using efferent neurons that obtain the decision and send it to the effector to finally carry out the response An effector can be anything in your body such
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