Geoff Kanofski

Geoff Kanofski

Tourette Syndrome

A sufferer’s discovery of how these disorders are functionally linked

This book is an autobiography. Geoff explains how OCD, ADHD and TS affected him throughout his life. He discovered how his disorders are functionally linked. And he explains this link in fine detail.

Geoff’s unusual brain caused problems that damaged his mind. Understanding how his brain worked did not help his state of mind. After years of anger and sadness, he found a way to heal his mind. This is also explained in fine detail.

Geoff Kanofksi's autobiography book cover OCD, ADHD and Tourette Syndrome
Geoff Kanofski

I started writing this book when I was in jail. It was in December of 2006. I gained access to a computer because I told the guards that I was writing a letter for the Parole Officer. But I wasn’t. I didn’t really know who I was writing to. I just wanted people to understand me.

I didn’t write for two years after I was released from jail. I had no intention to publish this book. However, extreme boredom motivated me to start writing again. I then started to include psychological information about how these disorders are functionally linked. And that’s when I realised this book could be published.

My mind was ill when I wrote most of this book. The chapters continued because I didn’t want to publish it before my mind was healed. My last two chapters explain how my mind was healed.

I have now published this book. I tell people about it, and it surprises me that so many people want to read it.

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

A long-lasting disorder in which a person experiences uncontrollable and recurring thoughts (obsessions), engages in repetitive behaviors (compulsions), or both. People with OCD have time-consuming symptoms that can cause significant distress or interfere with daily life.

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) ​

Marked by an ongoing pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development. People with ADHD experience an ongoing pattern of the following types of symptoms: Inattention, Hyperactivity, Impulsivity.

tourette syndrome (TS)​

A condition of the nervous system. TS causes people to have “tics”. Tics are sudden twitches, movements, or sounds that people do repeatedly. People who have tics cannot stop their body from doing these things. For example, a person might keep blinking over and over.​

“What a great idea to write about physical/mental conditions from the point of view of the sufferer. We all have medical textbooks about diagnosis, symptoms, prognosis from the science's perspective but what about how we feel and think about our sickness and ailments while experimenting and dealing with them? We are all unique and we all feel (love and suffer) differently. The research within our body and soul, should be heard and noticed as much as the research from external sources. I enjoyed this book, I appreciate and admire the effort made by the author, clean, honest, raw and funny too. I think it would be a great exercise for all of us, to think and to look for those signs within ourselves to help to understand what so many others most of the time cannot.”

- Miriam Fernandez