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Possible role of repetitive practice of activities requiring reflexive responses in the treatment of Tourette's disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22196069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 2 boys, 11 and 7 years old, whose Tourette's disorder improved significantly after a period of repeated, sustained practice of activities requiring reflexive responses One boy engaged in physical exercise including hand-eye co-ordination (table tennis for 6 hours every weekday) and the other learned foreign languages (5 languages within 3 years). Tics may be thought of as a kind of overflow of energy, and excessive energy consumption with physical or mental exercise may improve the motor disorder and associated comorbidities. However, the exercise may require a quick, reflexive response to visual or verbal stimuli.
Huei-Shyong Wang; Meng-Fai Kuo; Jeremy S Stern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chang Gung medical journal     Volume:  34     ISSN:  2309-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  Chang Gung Med J     Publication Date:    2011 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-26     Completed Date:  2012-05-02     Revised Date:  2013-10-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101088034     Medline TA:  Chang Gung Med J     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  650-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Pediatric Neurology, Chang Gung Children's Hospital at Linkou, Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan, Taiwan.
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MeSH Terms
Physical Therapy Modalities
Reflexotherapy / methods*
Tourette Syndrome / therapy*

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