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New Understanding Of Tourette Syndrome May Soon Lead To Non-Drug Treatments, University of Nottingham Study



12/23/2013 7:34:13 AM

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A new understanding of Tourette syndrome may help scientists to soon develop non-drug therapies to control involuntary noises and movements characteristic of the condition. Investigators in the United Kingdom say those tics appear to be caused from bad wiring in the brain resulting in “hyperexcitability” in regions controlling motor function. Stephen Jackson, a psychology professor at the University of Nottingham called the findings promising for children in particular.

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