A Tourette Conversation: Dr. Peter Hollenbeck

Dr. Peter Hollenbeck, a Professor of Biological Sciences at Purdue University, sits down to discuss his experiences having Tourette Syndrome. Dr. Peter Hollenbeck discusses how his symptoms have waxed and waned throughout his life and how it influenced his childhood as his symptoms have reached a low point now. He speaks about childhood bullying and how having Tourette Syndrome has allowed people with Tourette Syndrome to come across genuine friends. Dr. Peter Hollenbeck also discusses his parents’ successful approaches to dealing with his Tourette Syndrome throughout his childhood.

 

“The best thing they did was not to chase after a cure because there is no cure. It wasn’t to chase after things to try and make me perfect because they couldn’t make me perfect.” -Dr. Peter Hollenbeck

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