Living with Tourette's

Reporter: Anna Coren

From the age of 13, Darrin Brincat started making vocal noises and developed what he described as annoying habits.

"I knew then something wasn't quite right," he said.

"I never wanted to talk about it or tell my parents about it because it was more embarrassing than anything else."

While some doctors blamed his condition on anxiety it was discovered that Darrin had been battling with Tourette's Syndrome.

The disease affects the body's nervous systems and sufferers have to deal physical and vocal tics.

For more information on Tourette's Syndrome visit http://www.tourette.org.au/ or call Elizabeth Burns (02) 9382 3726.