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A Stimulating Answer for Tourette’s Syndrome

Deep brain stimulation (DBS), a procedure that stimulates affected regions using electrodes implanted into the brain in patients with movement disorders was recently used for the first time to treat Tourette’s syndrome CNN Health reports. Unlike Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, Tourette’s combines emotion and motor activity dysfunction and has been treated differently over the years. In addition to typical electrode implantation, a Tourette’s patient must also have a grid-like device placed on the brain in order to gather information about the sudden tics that occur in Tourette’s patients. Read the article published by CNN Health.