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Brain Chemical to help “Tics” in people with Tourette Syndrome

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Tourette syndrome is basically an involuntary and repetitive movements or noises which is called “tics”. According to the study by the researchers from The University of Nottingham in the UK they have found a brain chemical to treat these tics and to eliminate the disorder. Prof. Stephen Jackson, of the School of Psychology at The University of Nottingham, and colleagues have  published their reports in the journal named Trends in Cognitive Sciences. TS is a nervous disorder that effects around 1 in 360 children in US aged between 6-17 years. This condition has been found more common in boys than girls. Particularly there are two types of tics motor and vocal, under which motor is associated with involuntary body movements and jerks or blinks, and voice include humming and shouting of words.

Study has involved brain scanning where people with TS have shown that GABA levels are up to 50% reduced.  Which in ten results to over excitement of nerve cells and people with TS to have tics. However some young patients have gained art of controlling their tics by deliberate, or suppressing them so as to re wire the brain’;s neural pathways.

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