Scientists Find Key Brain Chemical to Control Tics

September 25, 2014 10:16 PM

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Scientists Find Key Brain Chemical to Control Tics

A chemical in the brain that plays a vital role in controlling the involuntary tics associated with Tourette's Syndrome has been discovered by scientists.

Tourette's is a neuropsychiatric disorder characterised by a combination of involuntary sounds and movements called tics. It normally starts in childhood and continues into adulthood. While there is not a cure, people can learn to control the symptoms.

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