Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS): A New Treatment Option for Tourette Syndrome

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has emerged as a potential option for select Tourette syndrome (TS) patients whose motor and/or vocal tics significantly impact the quality of life despite maximal use of other treatment options. The media buzz surrounding DBS for TS has been exciting; however, it has created many questions for patients and their families to consider. In this update we aim to address the most commonly asked questions and also we aim to update the current state of DBS for TS.

 

DBS Information for Patients

DBS Information for Professionals and Practioners