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TOURETTE by mistertrece TOURETTE by mistertrece
Aerosol spray, kleenex and brush on canvas, 3 coffee, 5 cigarette. PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG WATCHING THE IMAGE AND READING THE TEXT FOR TO CATCH THE FEELING OF THE PIECE [link]

This one is the best example of my rotten and raw i-have-no-technique-but-fuck-it style.

Tourette syndrome (also called Tourette's syndrome, Tourette's disorder, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome, GTS or, more commonly, simply Tourette's or TS) is an inherited neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple physical (motor) tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic. These tics characteristically wax and wane, can be suppressed temporarily, and are preceded by a premonitory urge. Tourette's is defined as part of a spectrum of tic disorders, which includes transient and chronic tics.
Tourette's was once considered a rare and bizarre syndrome, most often associated with the exclamation of obscene words or socially inappropriate and derogatory remarks (coprolalia), but this symptom is present in only a small minority of people with Tourette's.

Tourette's is no longer considered a rare condition, but it is not always correctly identified because most cases are mild and the severity of tics decreases for most children as they pass through adolescence. Between 0.4% and 3.8% of children ages 5 to 18 may have Tourette's, the prevalence of transient and chronic tics in school-age children is higher, with the more common tics of eye blinking, coughing, throat clearing, sniffing, and facial movements. Extreme Tourette's in adulthood is a rarity, and Tourette's does not adversely affect intelligence or life expectancy.

Genetic and environmental factors play a role in the etiology of Tourette's, but the exact causes are unknown. In most cases, medication is unnecessary. There is no effective treatment for every case of tics, but certain medications and therapies can help when their use is warranted. Education is an important part of any treatment plan, and explanation and reassurance alone are often sufficient treatment. Comorbid conditions (co-occurring diagnoses other than Tourette's) such as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) are present in many patients seen in tertiary specialty clinics. These other conditions often cause more functional impairment to the individual than the tics that are the hallmark of Tourette's, hence it is important to correctly identify comorbid conditions and treat them.

The eponym was bestowed by Jean-Martin Charcot (1825–1893) on behalf of his resident, Georges Albert Édouard Brutus Gilles de la Tourette (1859–1904), a French physician and neurologist, who published an account of nine patients with Tourette's in 1885.

The first presentation of Tourette syndrome is thought to be in a 1489 book, Malleus maleficarum ("Witch's hammer") by Jakob Sprenger and Heinrich Kraemer, describing a priest whose tics were "believed to be related to possession by the devil". A French doctor, Jean Marc Gaspard Itard, reported the first case of Tourette syndrome in 1825, describing Marquise de Dampierre, an important woman of nobility in her time. Jean-Martin Charcot, an influential French physician, assigned his resident Georges Albert Édouard Brutus Gilles de la Tourette, a French physician and neurologist, to study patients at the Salpêtrière Hospital, with the goal of defining an illness distinct from hysteria and from chorea.

The exact cause of Tourette's is unknown, but it is well established that both genetic and environmental factors are involved. Genetic epidemiology studies have shown that the overwhelming majority of cases of Tourette's are inherited, although the exact mode of inheritance is not yet known and no gene has been identified. In other cases, tics are associated with disorders other than Tourette's, a phenomenon known as tourettism.

The criteria for this disorder is the presence of two or more distinct identities or personality states, each with its own way of perceiving, relating to, and thinking about the environment and the self; at least two of these personalities or identities recurrently take control of the individual's behavior; and an inability to recall important. Conversely, these individuals might refrain from any movement whatsoever for prolonged periods of time, as if in a trance.

Motor tics can range in complexity from eye blinking to sticking out the tongue to rapid jerking of the body and writhing. The vocal tics can be sounds such as coughing, barking, growling or repeating words and phrases over and over again. Perhaps the most well-known symptom of Tourette syndrome is coprolalia, the screaming of obscene and foul language. The concordance of the putative biological causes of schizophrenia and Tourette syndrome seem to imply some type of connection between the two disorders, and the phenomenon which they both imitate, i.e., demonic possession. It also lends credence to the belief that the brain is responsible for types of behavior which may initially seem remarkably beyond the realm of normal human behavior.

There is no cure for Tourette's and no medication that works universally for all individuals without significant adverse effects. Knowledge, education and understanding are uppermost in management plans for tic disorders.

Think about how many people died just because to have the bad luck of born with that curse, with the help of our worst enemies: fear of the unknow and ignorance.
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RossClaymore Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good work! (:
Iamaliel Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Adore this one... was a trip with the song and all... fukin awesome!
mistertrece Nov 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hahaaha you made me smile, thanks!! :D I try to show a concept more than a creepy image, thats why i add the texts and the songs, so is cool you like it, it makes me feel good!
No,the eyes don't suck,if they were perfect they wouldn't fit the picture as a whole..The song is amazing,very intense. Love the 3:30 minute to 4:30 :heart:
mistertrece Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you so much!!!! Im happy you like it!!! But more happy to know you like the song, i made it for a horror movie, if you want to listen more just ask for it!!
I'm looking forward to it! 
mistertrece Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Man you're doing them? They're amazing,really. What other talents do you have? xD
mistertrece Aug 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hell yes, i make music every day, more than paints rigth now, im recording an album!!! And ive so different alter egos, for different music styles, from atmospheric black metal to hip hop music... Other talents??? :D Hahahaha i dont know if im talented :D Im the worst skateboarder ever, and i cook in restaurants since... i cant remember!!! What about you?
Whoa,that's really nice :P Apparently you are a talented I draw(mostly sketches)..only in pencil most of the time and i sing. I also like to cook a lot heh xD Oh and to swim <3 
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