Curing Tourette’s: it might be brain surgery

Deep brain surgery has been found to alleviate the symptoms of severe Tourette’s syndrome.

Ten out of 11 patients with Tourette’s who received electrical stimulation through brain surgery showed a marked improvement in their condition. Electrodes were placed at specific locations to stimulate certain areas of the brain.

Overall, monitor tics in patients were reduced by 48%, and phonic tics were reduced by 57%.

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