Impact of deep brain stimulation on cognitive function in those with Tourette’s syndrome


  • Individuals with Tourette’s syndrome (TS) did not demonstrate any significant changes in cognitive function following deep brain simulation of the anteromedial globus pallidus internus (GPiam-DBS).

Why this matters

    GPiam-DBS is considered a treatment option for those with TS who do not respond to standard behavioral and pharmaceutical treatments, and this study suggests GPiam-DBS can be performed without resulting in any cognitive impairment.