New Info On Tourette Syndrome. Part 2 of 2

New Info On Tourette Syndrome – Part 2 of 2

However, the remaining one-third of youngsters will have little or no change in their tics and will sustain to have them into adulthood, the investigators explained. Throat-clearing and blinking are common tics. Some people with Tourette syndrome repeat words, spin or, rarely, blurt out swear words, which can cause communal problems.


For this study, published online Nov 28, 2013 in the Journal of Neuropsychology, the researchers compared the brains of people with Tourette syndrome to those without the disorder and found that those with Tourette were less able to control hyperactivity in the brain. This suggests that there are mechanisms in the planner that help control tics and that they undergo development or re-organization during the teens, according to the study. Non-drug treatments may include certain forms of brain stimulation to jurisdiction brain hyperactivity, the researchers said.

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