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I am going to keep this short, I suffer from Tourette's syndrome and OCD (possibly ADD as well). My question is that If I get diagnosed will it effect my employment chances.

I would like to work for a big four auditing or other financial sector such a banking etc.
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Medical records are confidential so your employer won't know unless you give permission for the records to be shared. I'd advise getting diagnosed as it means you can get drugs/therapy to help you get better. Surely it's better to see a doctor and get diagnosed than continuing to suffer. Mental illnesses can have a huge negative impact on your life which is far more likely to stop you working.
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Companies you apply to work for won't know unless you tell them, and it's your choice whether you tell them or not.
If you do tell them, they can't discriminate on that basis.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I am going to keep this short, I suffer from Tourette's syndrome and OCD (possibly ADD as well). My question is that If I get diagnosed will it effect my employment chances.

I would like to work for a big four auditing or other financial sector such a banking etc.
How bad is your tourettes - if you are shout/sweary it may be tricky. However if you just have the nervous tics then you should be OK. My husband has tourettes and is a partner with the Bg Four.

OCD is actually an advantage - attention to detail particularly in the accountancy world means you check things thoroughly.And of course my husband also has that too,

There are medications which I am sure you know about to keep things under control. So the answer is no - it should not affect your employment chances. Medical records are confidential.
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I am going to keep this short, I suffer from Tourette's syndrome and OCD (possibly ADD as well). My question is that If I get diagnosed will it effect my employment chances.

I would like to work for a big four auditing or other financial sector such a banking etc.
Luis Suarez has tourettes and aspergers, as confirmed by his recent behaviour. It can be a gift or a curse.
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How bad is your tourettes - if you are shout/sweary it may be tricky. However if you just have the nervous tics then you should be OK. My husband has tourettes and is a partner with the Bg Four.

OCD is actually an advantage - attention to detail particularly in the accountancy world means you check things thoroughly.And of course my husband also has that too,

There are medications which I am sure you know about to keep things under control. So the answer is no - it should not affect your employment chances. Medical records are confidential.
Thank you and everyone else replying , my tourettes don't include any vulgar language, it just includes me saying my name or another persons. But when I am in school I can control it easily (although has worsened a lot this year).

Can I ask you what type of medication their is, my GP is pretty cool but sometimes is reluctant to prescribe. That is why I have not spoken to him. I think he would just send me to a clinic. I really do not want to speak about it with anyone, to embarrassed and shy. Thanks.
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Luis Suarez has tourettes and aspergers, as confirmed by his recent behaviour. It can be a gift or a curse.
LOL, that is exactly what i was thinking.
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Thank you and everyone else replying , my tourettes don't include any vulgar language, it just includes me saying my name or another persons. But when I am in school I can control it easily (although has worsened a lot this year).

Can I ask you what type of medication their is, my GP is pretty cool but sometimes is reluctant to prescribe. That is why I have not spoken to him. I think he would just send me to a clinic. I really do not want to speak about it with anyone, to embarrassed and shy. Thanks.
I know my husband's tics get worse when he is stressed. There are three types of medication that may be prescribed are alpha2-adrenergic agonists, muscle relaxants and dopamine antagonists. I know my son ( who also had tourettes) took one of these but I cannot remember which one. His tics stopped virtually overnight. He still gets a bit touretty at times but he is off medication and has no tics.

You need to go to your GP and ask for a referral to a specialist. There is no reason to avoid medication and it may well improve your life significantly
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