The hypothalamus in tourette's syndrome

Reuven Sandyk, Robert P. Iacono, Colin R. Bamford

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Abstract

Although a recent report by Devinsky (1983) has suggested that dysfunction at a midbrain level is most likely to underlie the major symptoms of Tourette's syndrome, several features of the disease including alterations in the severity of the disease during puberty and premenstrually, disorders of appetite, amelioration of tics with rise in body temperature, and sleep point to hypothalamic involvement in the pathophysiology of the disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)99-103
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Neuroscience
Volume35
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

Keywords

  • Endogenous opioids
  • Hypothalamic hormones
  • Hypothalamus
  • Tourette's syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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