Tourette syndrome

  • Tourette syndrome (TS) is an inherited disorder of the nervous system, characterized by a variable expression of unwanted movements and noises (tics).

    Causes

    The cause of Tourette syndrome is unknown, although some studies suggest that the tics in Tourette syndrome are caused by an increased amount of a neurotransmitter called dopamine. A neurotransmitter is a chemical found in the brain that helps to transmit information from one brain cell to another. Other studies suggest that the defect in Tourette syndrome involves another neurotransmitter called serotonin; or involves other chemicals required for normal functioning of the brain.

    Most studies suggest that Tourette syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder with decreased penetrance, although this hypothesis has not been proven and may not be true in all families. An autosomal dominant disorder results from a change in one copy of a pair of genes. Individuals with an autosomal dominant disorder have a 50% chance of passing on the changed gene to their children. Decreased penetrance means that not all people who inherit the changed gene will develop symptoms. There is some evidence that females who inherit the Tourette syndrome gene have a 70% chance of exhibiting symptoms and males have a 99% chance of having symptoms. It has been suggested that other genetic and environmental factors may play a role in the development of symptoms in people who inherit the changed gene, but none have been discovered. Some researchers believe that Tourette syndrome has different causes in different individuals or is caused by changes in more than one gene, although these theories are less substantiated. Further research is needed to establish the cause of Tourette syndrome.

    Related Conference of Tourette syndrome

    February 15-16, 2023

    3rd Global Summit on Brain Disorders and Therapeutics

    Zurich, Switzerland
    February 16-17, 2023

    World Congress on Stress and Anxiety

    London, UK
    February 20-21, 2023

    15th International Conference on Vascular Dementia

    Paris, France
    February 20-21, 2023

    13th Global Alzheimers Summit

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    March 13-14, 2023

    10th World Congress on Depression and Anxiety

    Montreal, Canada
    April 24-25, 2023

    36th European Neurology Congress 2023

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    May 02-03, 2023

    37th European Neurology Congress

    London, UK
    May 22-23, 2023

    International Congress on Neurology Surgery

    London, UK
    May 22-23, 2023

    3rd Annual Dementia Congress 2023

    Vienna, Austria
    June 05-06, 2023

    5th World Depression Congress

    Valencia, Spain
    June 05-06, 2023

    6th World Congress on Epilepsy and Brain Disorders

    Valencia, Spain
    June 23-24, 2023

    3rd Worldwide Forum on Alzheimer and Dementia

    Paris, France
    July 03-04, 2023

    International Conference on Neurology

    Budapest, Hungary
    July 03-04, 2023

    6th World Conference on Neuroscience

    Budapest, Hungary
    July 17-18, 2023

    9th World Congress on Parkinsons & Huntington Disease

    Zurich, Switzerland
    August 07-08, 2023

    35th World Neuroscience and Neurology Conferences

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    August 07-08, 2023

    35th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    August 09-10, 2023

    9th International Conference on Epilepsy & Treatment

    Paris, France
    August 21-22, 2023

    6th International Conference on Neurology and Psychology

    Singapore City, Singapore
    September 04-05, 2023

    6th World Neuron Congress

    Paris, France
    September 08-09, 2023

    35th World Conference on Neurology

    London, UK
    September 11-12, 2023

    29th Global Experts Meeting on Neuropharmacology

    Toronto, Canada
    September 18-19, 2023

    30th Cognitive Neuroscience Congress

    Barcelona, Spain
    September 18-19, 2023

    34th World Congress on Neurology and Neuroscience

    Rome, Italy
    September 25-26, 2023

    9th International Conference on Spine and Spinal Disorders

    Zurich, Switzerland
    September 26-27, 2023

    9th Annual Neurologists and Neurosurgeons Meet

    Toronto, Canada
    October 02-03, 2023

    3rd International Conference on Pediatric and Child Neurology

    Frankfurt, Germany
    October 09-10, 2023

    4th World Congress on Sleep Disorders and Therapeutics

    Vancouver, Canada
    October 09-10, 2023

    18th Annual Congress on Neuroscience

    Vancouver, Canada
    November 06-07, 2023

    32nd Euro Congress on Neurologists and Psychiatrists

    Stockholm, Sweden
    November 06-07, 2023

    18th Annual Conference on Dementia and Alzheimers Disease

    Stockholm, Sweden
    November 23-24, 2023

    10th Annual congress on Stroke and Neurological Disorders

    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    December 04-05, 2023

    5th International Conference on Neurologists

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Tourette syndrome Conference Speakers

      Recommended Sessions

      Related Journals

      Are you interested in