Tourette Syndrome: What Makes People Tic?

Tourette Syndrome: What Makes People Tic?

[INTRO ♪] When I say Tourette’s, you might picture someone swearing, like, explosively. Like, fountains of colorful four letter words, in response to…like, nothing. This is called coprolalia, which comes from the Greek words that mean “poop” and “talk,” which I guess is fitting. And it’s one of the most obvious symptoms of Tourette’s, but…

Where Do Lice Come From?

Where Do Lice Come From?

♪ Hi, Squeaks, how’s it going? [Squeaks squeaks] Oh, I’m doing all right, and I’m really glad my head isn’t itchy anymore. [Squeaks squeaks] Well, actually, I had head lice last week, but it’s gone now! Lice are little tiny bugs that like to live in people’s hair. And they’re really itchy! [Squeaks squeaks] Don’t…

How Do You Define A Disorder?

How Do You Define A Disorder?

Do you ever feel really bummed? Okay, maybe that’s a silly question because, like, everyone’s gonna have a crappy day at some point. Right? But how do you know if you’re just feeling sad, or if you’ve crossed over into something like clinical depression? The answer to that depends on how researchers define psychological disorders,…