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Neurodiverse and Tourette Syndrome with Kez Symcox

By Hidden Disabilities Sunflower The Sunflower Conversations Share

Kez Symcox is neurodiverse, and has comorbidities including: autism spectrum disorder, Tourette Syndrome, generalised anxiety disorder, depression, an eating disorder, PTSD traits, chronic fatigue syndrome, functional neurological disorder, and is awaiting an ADHD assessment.

We chat to Kez and her mum, Benedicte, to find out what their normal is. After many years of seeking medical advice and support, what becomes clear is how mentally and physically demanding it is for Kez's parents. There always seems to be a battle to get the correct diagnosis which has had its own impact on their mental health.

Now that Kez knows what her conditions are, it has allowed her to find support and a sense of community through online groups. Looking ahead to the future, Kez is passionate about raising awareness of minority issues.

In the words of Benedicte 'It will be okay'.

If you are experiencing issues discussed in this podcast contact your GP.

Download the transcript here.

Hosted by Paul Shriever and Chantal Boyle, Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.
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