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Int J Psychophysiol. 1986 Jul;4(2):91-7.

A simple and a complex tic (Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome): their response to EEG sensorimotor rhythm biofeedback training.

Abstract

This study presents a clinical treatment regime for the treatment of tic manifestation, both simple and complex. The response of a case of simple tic and a case of complex tic (Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome) to EEG sensorimotor rhythm biofeedback training are presented. Specifically, the simple and the complex tic, both of long duration, were eliminated via this EEG biofeedback training procedure. It is hypothesized that this exercising of the sensorimotor cortex resulted in increased activation of this cerebrocortical subsystem and was reflected in increased voluntary muscle control and a heightened threshold for random motor discharge, resulting in the elimination of both tics as in the response of cases of epilepsy with motor involvement to EEG sensorimotor rhythm biofeedback training. The additional psychophysiologic sequelae of the complex tic--attention deficit disorder--remediated in the manner of the response of learning-disabled to EEG sensorimotor rhythm biofeedback training.

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