Tourette’s Syndrome: 400 Genetic Mutations Found

October 8, 2018

(Medical News Today) – In the United States, about 200,000 individuals now live with Tourette’s syndrome in its most severe form. The neuropsychiatric condition is characterized by involuntary and repetitive movements or sounds called tics. We do not yet know the precise cause of Tourette’s syndrome. However, researchers have linked it with abnormal development of certain brain areas, including the basal ganglia, the frontal lobes, and the cortex.

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