Neurological Disorder

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Neurologist Dr. Marie Atkinson, from Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital and Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, explains how a vagal nerve stimulator (VNS) device is used in an effort to stop epileptic...

Tyler, 25, was diagnosed with an extreme form of Tourette syndrome when he was 10 years old. His severe, uncontrollable tics were so violent that he would injure himself.

Tyler, 25, was diagnosed with an extreme form of Tourette syndrome when he was 10 years old. His severe, uncontrollable tics were so violent that he would injure himself. Follow The Doctors cameras as they spend a day with Tyler, his wife, Kassie, and...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 200,000 people in the United States suffer from Tourette syndrome (TS), a neurological disorder that can cause involuntary movements and motor and vocal tics.

To treat his extreme form of Tourette syndrome, Tyler, 25, underwent deep brain stimulation, a procedure in which an electrode is implanted in the thalamus region of the brain. After surgery, electricity is used to stimulate certain parts of the...