I'm Alice and I have Tourette's
Alice Franklin, 25, is one of 300,000 people in the UK with Tourette’s syndrome.
For Alice, the condition manifests itself in uncontrollable body movements or "tics" – jerking, twitching, punching walls and windows and involuntarily collapsing to the floor.
It is a life-changing condition with which Alice has lived for more than three years – but for her and thousands like her, therapy is not readily available.
In fact, a survey shared exclusively with 5 Live Investigates by the charity Tourettes Action, shows that even when a diagnosis has eventually been made, most people are not given medication or directed to any form of behavioural therapy. And even when they are, it can take years to access.
20 Jan 2019