Medical Science - Neuroscience & Neurology
Tourette syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by multiple movement tics and at least one phonic tic. Tics are the repetitive and nonrhythmic motor movements or vocalizations involving different muscle groups. Common tics are coughing, blinking, sniffing, throat clearing and facial movements. The affected person feels an unwanted sensation in the affected muscles that sometimes can be suppressed temporarily and characteristically change in frequency, strength and location. Tourette syndrome is a more severe form of these tic disorders. There are no specific tests for the diagnosis of Tourette’s syndrome. Most cases are mild and the severity of tics also decreases for most of children with age. This book brings forth some of the genetic and neurological aspects of Tourette syndrome. It presents researches and studies performed by experts across the globe. This book is meant for students who are looking for an elaborate reference text on Tourette syndrome.