Written by Chris Mason and taken directly from his own life experiences, ‘What Makes Me Tic’ aims to raise honest awareness of the realities and truths of living with one of the world’s most misunderstood Neuropsychiatric disorders. Quashing misconceptions and exposing many facets of the disorder that rarely made public, Mason’s book is poised to resonate with readers around the world.
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2014 -- While Chris Mason has achieved success in the world of literature, his biggest challenge has been a daily battle with both Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. While the latter is frequently documented and somewhat well-integrated into modern society, Tourette Syndrome remains one of the world’s most misunderstood and stereotype-ridden disorders.
In order to quash these misconceptions and present a blunt depiction of the syndrome’s reality, Mason is delighted to announce the launch of ‘What Makes Me Tic: Living With Tourette Syndrome’.
This is not a Medical Book. It's the story of a Man's Life. A Man with a lot of talent, a man with some challenges. A Man perhaps very much like you, a Man named Chris Mason. This Man has had a life much like any other man, but from time to time his life has been punctuated by Tics resultant from a disorder known as Tourette's Syndrome.
Usually, Tourette's is more a puzzling phenomenon that is only sometimes traumatic, than a dreaded disease. Mr. Mason relates experiences of his life from childhood through adulthood that can help both Tourette's Sufferers and Parents to better understand this Syndrome.
The quirks and conundrums of the Human Mind and the Human Experience are always present all around us, but are sometimes more visible and interesting in the case of a Tourette's Sufferer.
As the author explains, his book pulls no punches.
“Readers will laugh, they will cry; they’ll be shocked at what they didn’t know and be ashamed by their previous assumptions. In all, I tell a brutally-honest story that attempts to put readers in my shoes,” says Mason, a prolific writer.
Continuing, “I am proud of who I am and am blessed to be in a position to help raise awareness on behalf of the millions of Tourette Syndrome sufferers around the world. If I can change how just one person thinks, it will all be worth my time. However, I intend to enlighten the masses – it’s time attitudes changed!”
Amusing and sorrowful, all interested readers are urged to purchase their copies as soon as possible.
‘What Makes Me Tic: Living With Tourette Syndrome’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1a2hemB.
About the Author: Chris Mason
My name is Chris Mason. I am a forty-three-year-old male. I live in San Francisco, CA. I have Tourette Syndrome and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I began having symptoms of both disorders at the age of six, but I wasn’t diagnosed until age twenty. For fourteen years I wondered why I had these strange symptoms and why I was different than everyone else. I had trouble in school because of behavior problems and learning disorders. I also have some undiagnosed mental illnesses. I am now on medication, which has totally rid me of all my tics, but at a price. The medication has many side effects that I have been dealing with and trying to control, with no avail, for the twenty-three years I have been taking it. I know that unless there is a cure I will be on medication for the rest of my life. This is my second book. My first book (Touretties) was published in 2011. It is an anthology that includes twenty-one true short stories, including my own, about people who have or have a family member who has Tourette Syndrome and its associated disorders.
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