Tourette Syndrome

What is Tourette Syndrome?

Tourette syndrome is a neurological condition affecting the brain and nervous system. It is typically characterized by involuntary movements and noises known of as tics. The disease was named after a French physician called Georges Gilles de la Tourette who first described the condition in the 19th century.

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Scientists shed new light on neuronal circuits that acquire and update voluntary actions

Scientists shed new light on neuronal circuits that acquire and update voluntary actions

Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants

Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants

Coriell Institute for Medical Research wins $7.7 million NINDS contract

Coriell Institute for Medical Research wins $7.7 million NINDS contract

Cannabis is not an effective treatment for mental health conditions, conclude experts

Cannabis is not an effective treatment for mental health conditions, conclude experts

The McLean Hospital Brain Bank receives new NIH contract

The McLean Hospital Brain Bank receives new NIH contract

New oral splint can reduce tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome

New oral splint can reduce tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome

Yale study shows rt-fMRI-NF has potential to treat adolescents with Tourette Syndrome

Yale study shows rt-fMRI-NF has potential to treat adolescents with Tourette Syndrome

Uncovering how tics are suppressed may provide insight to help people at risk for tic disorders

Uncovering how tics are suppressed may provide insight to help people at risk for tic disorders

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

Advances in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s could lead to treatments for other disorders

Clinical trial examines medicinal cannabis as potential treatment for severe Tourette syndrome

Clinical trial examines medicinal cannabis as potential treatment for severe Tourette syndrome

Wearable tracking device achieves higher accuracy in position tracking using thermal sensors

Wearable tracking device achieves higher accuracy in position tracking using thermal sensors

New study of youth with ADHD reveals gaps between student needs and school services

New study of youth with ADHD reveals gaps between student needs and school services

Non-invasive technique to accurately study activity in deepest part of the brain

Non-invasive technique to accurately study activity in deepest part of the brain

DFG establishes nine new Research Units

DFG establishes nine new Research Units

Groundbreaking study finds certain brain disorders are genetically related

Groundbreaking study finds certain brain disorders are genetically related

Global study shows that certain brain disorders are genetically related

Global study shows that certain brain disorders are genetically related

Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders

Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases

Research shines spotlight on placenta's critical role in genetic risk for schizophrenia

Research shines spotlight on placenta's critical role in genetic risk for schizophrenia

Salk researchers clarify relationship of two neuron types to psychiatric and movement disorders

Salk researchers clarify relationship of two neuron types to psychiatric and movement disorders