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tourette's disorder

Symptoms and Facts:
Originally described by Gilles de la Tourette in 1885
The cause may be genetic
Tics may be experienced as compulsions (Biswell & Ulmer, 1998)
4 to 5 people per 10,000 have Tourette’s Disorder
Average age of onset of motor tics – 7 years old
Average age of onset of vocal tics – 11 years old
Commonly have Attention Deficit/Hyperactivy Disorder and/or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Cause of Tourette's
Research indicates abnormal and decreased functioning of some parts of the brain controlling movement (motor cortex and supplementary motor cortex, basal ganglia, globus pallidus).

Limited research supports the use of Neurofeedback to decrease symptoms of Tourette's disorder including both motor (movement) and verbal tics (Tansey, 1986).

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Email Dr. Kathy Abbott, Psy. D.
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www.isnr.org | www.eegspectrum.com
www.helpforadd.com | www.EMDR.com
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