A recent study has found that behavioral therapy could help in reducing the symptoms of Tourette syndrome in children. With the help of the therapy, children could learn to control their symptoms.
Statistics reveal that Tourette syndrome affects more than 300,000 children and adults across the UK. Tourette syndrome is a neurological disease that affects one in 100 children. The syndrome is discovered at the age of six or seven years. The symptoms of the syndrome include involuntary and uncontrollable sounds and movements. Children suffering from Tourette syndrome have greater control over their motor behavior as compared to normal kids.
Scientists say that the new therapy could provide a substitute of the drug-therapy which is associated with many side effects. The drug therapy could result in gaining weight or developing depression.
The behavioral therapy aims at training the brain in such a way that children could control their symptoms effectively and quickly.
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology, Stephen Jackson says that the approach of behavioral training may prove to be an effective treatment for Tourette syndrome.
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