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#OCDweek for OCD Awareness and Advocacy

Published: October 10th, 2017

Sunday, October 8-October 14, 2017 is the International OCD Foundation Awareness Week. This week is dedicated to promoting unity, awareness, and support for those who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) […]

Back to School with Tourette Syndrome

Published: August 8th, 2017

The summer is winding down, back-to-school shopping is inevitable and parent-teacher conferences are right around the corner. With the laid-back atmosphere of the summer, it can be difficult for children […]

Dr. Gunduz receives ABIE award

Dr. Gunduz receives ABIE award

Published: August 3rd, 2017

Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, is doing key research into deep brain stimulation and other aspects of the treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Gunduz, directs the Brain Mapping […]

Research Breakthrough on Genetics and TS

Research Breakthrough on Genetics and TS

Published: July 24th, 2017

In June of 2017, researchers have located highly genetic risk indicators for Tourette syndrome (TS). A study, funded by the Tourette Association of America (TAA), the National Institute of Mental […]

New Parkinson disease podcast from the Parkinson Foundation launches

Published: June 23rd, 2017

What are the early signs of Parkinson’s? What are motor fluctuations? A new podcast from the Parkinson’s Foundation (the new name for the National Parkinson’s Foundation) aims to answer these […]

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botulinum Toxin and Rose-Tinted Glasses

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botulinum Toxin and Rose-Tinted Glasses

Published: June 15th, 2017

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botox and Rose-Tinted Glasses By: Wissam Deeb, M.D. & Aparna Wagle Shukla, M.D. Blepharospasm is the scientific name given to excessive involuntary forced eye blinking. It is […]

North Central Florida Tourette Syndrome Support Group Awareness Month Activities

North Central Florida Tourette Syndrome Support Group Awareness Month Activities

Published: June 13th, 2017

May 15-June 15 is designated at the national Tourette Association’s Tourette Awareness Month. During this time, parents, kids, teachers, physicians, EVERYONE is encouraged to support awareness and break the stigma […]

Deep Brain Stimulation vs Focused Ultrasound – AAN debate with Dr. Okun

Published: May 1st, 2017

Is Focused Ultrasound a possible replacement for Deep Brain Stimulation? MedPage Today wrote a nice summary of the debate that took place last week at the American Academy of Neurology […]

Tourette Syndrome and Challenging Behaviors in School

Tourette Syndrome and Challenging Behaviors in School

Published: April 4th, 2017

Those affected by Tourette syndrome (TS) face a unique set of difficulties at school. In addition to facing the challenges with the motor or vocal tics themselves, the co-occurring conditions […]

Short & Long Term effects of DBS discussed at World Parkinson Congress

Published: March 27th, 2017

Dr. Michael Okun presented “DBS Outcomes: What can you expect in the short term and the long term?” at the 2016 World Parkinson Congress. To watch: Click here to register […]