Tourette Syndrome

Ketamine, or related drugs, may be a useful treatment for Autism and Tourette’s, Lancaster University researchers report[1]. The also found for the first time, how a genetic alteration that increases the risk of developing both these disorders impacts on the brain. Autism affects an estimated 2.8 million people in the UK while Tourette’s Syndrome —… Read more

Areas in the brains of children with Tourette’s syndrome have been identified that appear markedly different from the same areas in the brains of children who don’t have the neuropsychiatric disorder. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis used MRIs for the finding. Tourette’s syndrome is defined by tics — involuntary, repetitive… Read more

A chemical in the brain could potentially be harnessed to help young people with Tourette Syndrome (TS) to overcome the physical and vocal tics associated with the neurological disorder, say researchers. Academics from The University of Nottingham reviewed recent evidence that the neurochemical known as Gamma Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is responsible for dampening down the… Read more

A chemical in the brain has a key role in controlling the involuntary movements and vocal tics seen in Tourette Syndrome (TS), a new study has shown. The research, from psychologists at The University of Nottingham, could offer a potential new target for the development of more effective treatments to suppress these unwanted symptoms. The… Read more