The Road Within

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The Road Within

Last night I saw a great film directed by Gren Wells. The story is about a young man called Vincent with Tourettes. After his mother’s death, his tics  became much worse , so his  father decided to enroll him in a Behavioral Facility.

In this place, he met a friend with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and a young girl recovering from Anorexia. Together they escape the clinic and then the adventure begins.

The movie is really interesting , it shows how young people struggle  with their disease in different ways .

Tourette syndrome is a neurological disorder which most often begins between the ages of 2 and 21, and lasts throughout life.  It is not degenerative and people with Tourettes can expect to live a normal life span. TS is characterized by rapid, repetitive and involuntary muscle movements and vocalizations called “tics”, and often involves behavioral difficulties. Tics are experienced as a build up of tension, are irresistible and eventually must be performed.

Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition, where a person has obsessive thoughts and compulsive activity. An obsession is an unwanted and unpleasant thought, image or urge that repeatedly enters a person’s mind, causing feelings of anxiety, disgust or unease.

Anorexia Nervosa is characterized by low body weight and body image distortion with an obsessive fear of gaining weight, which manifests itself through depriving the body of food.

It is possible to see clearly how the symptoms occurs thanks to the wonderful actors in the movie. I highly recommend you go and see the film currently showing, to know more of how the disorders manifest. It is very important to remember that therapy is a very important key to recover and learn how to manage the symptoms.

References:

www.tourette.org.au/…/what-is-tourette-syndrome/
http://www.nhs.uk/
http://www.eatingdisorders.org.au/