Are Motor Skills and Motor Inhibitions Impaired in Tourette Syndrome? A Review

Navkiran Kalsi, Renata Tambelli, Paola Aceto, Carlo Lai
2015 Journal of Experimental Neuroscience  
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurodevelopmental motor disorder described as an inability to inhibit unwanted motor movements. This article reviews research on the execution and inhibition of voluntary motor movements in TS. Over last two decades, a number of studies have addressed the structural and functional deficits associated with this syndrome. Only a limited number of studies have assessed the motor skills in these patients but have failed to reach any conclusive outcome. In the domain of
more » ... esponse inhibition also, studies have reported arguable impairments in these patients. It is suggested that these conflicting results can be attributed to co-occurring comorbid conditions, the constraints posed by variable age groups, lack of control measures, and lack of specificity of domains addressed. This review will describe a way in which future research can be directed to increase our knowledge of this otherwise complex spectrum of disorders.
doi:10.4137/jen.s25095 pmid:26279630 pmcid:PMC4517831 fatcat:dolpzehsxneh5bb56npcc3htdm