Originally posted by Achos
It really is funny watching all of you people continue to argue over this when I already proved it is a fake XD
What are the symptoms?
Tics are classified as either simple or complex. Simple motor tics are sudden, brief, repetitive movements that involve a limited number of muscle groups. Some of the more common simple tics include eye blinking and other eye movements, facial grimacing, shoulder shrugging, and head or shoulder jerking. Simple vocalizations might include repetitive throat-clearing, sniffing, or grunting sounds. Complex tics are distinct, coordinated patterns of movements involving several muscle groups. Complex motor tics might include facial grimacing combined with a head twist and a shoulder shrug. Other complex motor tics may actually appear purposeful, including sniffing or touching objects, hopping, jumping, bending, or twisting. Simple vocal tics may include throat-clearing, sniffing/snorting, grunting, or barking. More complex vocal tics include words or phrases. Perhaps the most dramatic and disabling tics include motor movements that result in self-harm such as punching oneself in the face or vocal tics including coprolalia (uttering socially inappropriate words such as swearing) or echolalia (repeating the words or phrases of others). However, coprolalia is only present in a small number (10 to 15 percent) of individuals with TS. Some tics are preceded by an urge or sensation in the affected muscle group, commonly called a premonitory urge. Some with TS will describe a need to complete a tic in a certain way or a certain number of times in order to relieve the urge or decrease the sensation.
Tics are often worse with excitement or anxiety and better during calm, focused activities. Certain physical experiences can trigger or worsen tics, for example tight collars may trigger neck tics, or hearing another person sniff or throat-clear may trigger similar sounds. Tics do not go away during sleep but are often significantly diminished.
Originally posted by ruthlesstruth
reply to post by Ben81
This absolutely is a demon! (Just a FYI, I don't feel like debating with people who don't believe demons exist! It is not worth debating with me. We will NEVER see eye to eye.)
Originally posted by GoOfYFoOt
Look out! Moderator with a big broom....lol!
Now back to the topic.
I firmly believe that many of the so-called medical reasons, associated with cases similar to these, are just doctors that have no better explanation, for them.
The contrived fields of medicine, such as psychology, psychiatry and neurology, have just as many unknowns as they do good guesses, in my opinion.
Science, is no more than, what we are pretty sure about, now! And, by it's very nature, could change at any moment.
Bottom line: There are things that occur on this planet that we simply cannot, currently understand.
Will we come up with a plausable explanation? Probably. Will it be the right one? Maybe.
But here is how I look at the possibilities...
Can we prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that demons don't exist? No. Never.
Can we prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that demons do exist? No. Not yet.
As long as there is potential for something's existence, no matter how unlikely, we can NEVER, absolutely, unequivocally, rule it out!
Originally posted by benrl
reply to post by Ben81
I see a man having an epileptic fit...
An epileptic seizure, occasionally referred to as a fit, is defined as a transient symptom of "abnormal excessive or synchronous neuronal activity in the brain". The outward effect can be as dramatic as a wild thrashing movement (tonic-clonic seizure) or as mild as a brief loss of awareness (absence seizure). It can manifest as an alteration in mental state, tonic or clonic movements
But by all means lets go back to the age where people with brain injuries where demonized and burned at the stake...edit on 11-9-2012 by benrl because: (no reason given)