A Tourette Conversation: Jackie and Scott Nau

Jackie and Scott Nau sit down to discuss the effects of Tourette Syndrome on their lives as spouses. Jackie Nau has Tourette Syndrome and discusses bullying she suffered because of her Tourette Syndrome. She also highlights how her diagnosis brought her a sense of peace to have a name for her disability and know it is not her fault. Jackie’s husband, Scott Nau, discusses the difficulty for those living with Tourette Syndrome as a husband to Jackie and pediatrician, as well as the various different types of motor and vocal tics.


“You were the first person I remember as a professional and friend that ever said the words to me “You may have Tourettes but it doesn’t define you,” and for me that was pivotal because I always felt like it did.” -Jackie Nau