Mozart: Tourette's Sufferer?
"I suspect Mozart didn't have physical jerks as much as me," British composer and Tourette's sufferer James McConnel once remarked. "But there is definite evidence of his grimacing and feet-tapping. We also know a lot about his inability to rein in impulses, the sudden boredom, his sense of mischief and his scatological obsession, which all point to Tourette's. He even had a morbid fear of the trumpet until he was nine. Seriously! He would lie down and scream if he heard one."