The human brain is the most complex thing that we know of in the universe. An unimaginable number of connections help it to make complicated calculations in the blink of an eye. It enables us to remember, to have complex personalities and even allows us to question the nature of reality itself. As is usual with something so complex, though, there is a lot that can go wrong.
Mental disorders are conditions that can affect the way people think and the way they act. They can struggle to act within societal norms and, at times, they can be a danger to themselves and to others. They will often have a severe impact on the patient themselves, leading to a quality of life that some come to think is not worth living at all.
Mental Disorder #1: Tic Disorders
Most of the physical actions we undertake are involuntary. They happen as a result of commands coming from the subconscious of our brain. Subconscious actions enable us to perform complex actions such as walking, running and even talking. Some mental disorders, however, can cause these subconscious actions to become quite erratic.
Tic disorders cause the patients to make erratic movements or sounds for no particular reason. They generally have no control over it. Among the most famous of all tic disorders is Tourette’s syndrome. Tourette’s can even cause people to make involuntary outbursts of insulting, foul language and other sounds and actions.