Is TikTok Causing a Tourette’s Epidemic in Young Women?: 4/13/2022
Tourette’s Syndrome is a rare nervous system disorder causing involuntary movements and sounds—usually among young boys. Why then are we seeing a surge of TikTok videos with teenage girls exhibiting “tics” similar to Tourette’s? Are they truly suffering from the disorder, are they faking it, or do they have what’s been called a “mass psychogenic illness”? Amala discusses the research concerning this phenomenon and gives her take on the power of social media over our minds.