just a minor clarification: Tourette Syndrome is not defined by the symptoms of "cursing swearing and abusing yourself pathologically." The swearing variety is known as coprolalia and is actually very rare, but thats the characteristic that the media latches on to. What TS is is "a neurological disorder characterized by TICS - involuntary, rapid, sudden movements or vocalizations that occur repeatedly at irregular intervals." This could be twitches, jerks, spasms, sniffs, grunts, squeaks or screams. The person doesnt intend to make this disruption, but it is INVOLUNTARY and he or she CANT HELP IT. Its like an itch and you HAVE to scratch it.
I guess this is turning into an entry that should be under Tourette Syndrome, not When i read about crazy women..., but i felt it necessary to mention it here because a lot of times people with tourette syndrome are sent to institutions like the aformentioned because of just this misunderstanding.
To add a little credit to my entry i should say that i have Tourette Syndrome.