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What’s A Tic? Part 3 — Treatment & Management

There are multiple forms of treatment and management for individuals with tics: Medication – I’ve never needed medication myself, but for some people, medication is what really helps them get their lives back on track when the tics are too… Continue Reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation, Part 3: Who’s a good fit for DBS?

The use of brain surgery to treat Tourette Syndrome receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series from the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) will give you up-to-date information about this treatment approach. Part 1 explained how the surgery… Continue Reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation, Part 2: New data on long-term impact

The use of brain surgery to treat Tourette Syndrome receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series from the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) will give you up-to-date information about this treatment approach. Part 1 explained how… Continue Reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation, Part 1: How Does It Work?

The use of brain surgery to treat Tourette Syndrome receives a lot of media attention. This three-part blog series from the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada (TSFC) will give you up-to-date information about this treatment approach. Part 1 explains how… Continue Reading

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International TS Conference focuses on importance of research

Recently, Tourettes Action’s research manager attended the 2014 Annual ESSTS meeting and COST International Conference for Tourette Syndrome. This took place in April at the Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, home to Jean-Martin Charcot and one of his most famous students,… Continue Reading

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Deep Brain Stimulation – Update on Matovic! (From my “Ticked” review)

A quick update to say that I heard from the wife of Jim Matovic — the man who had revolutionary Deep Brain Stimulation for his severe tics. My review of his book, written with Jim Fussell, is here. She wrote… Continue Reading

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Book Review No. 1: “Ticked”

The good people of IPG Publishing recently sent me two books on Tourette Syndrome to review. One was “Ticked: A Medical Miracle, a Friendship, and the Weird World Of Tourette Syndrome.” The writer, James A. Fussell, talks in candid first… Continue Reading

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Check out the new Tourette book “Ticked”

Jeff Matovic has lived more than half of his life with a cruel case of Tourette Syndrome. For years, he experienced violent tics at inopportune moments, swinging his legs and arms around like a marionette without any control, left feeling… Continue Reading

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Deep-brain stimulation helping with Tourette Syndrome, OCD

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following research article was pulled from the website of the Gainesville Sun, was written by Kristine Cane and was published on October 17. A decade ago, deep-brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease was considered a risky procedure. Today, it’s… Continue Reading