Gilles de la Tourette is a common, genetically determined disorder. It is characterized by inhibition, or a lack of retarding or preventing specific reactions.
This inhibition can be affecting tics, sounds, obsessions, attention deficit disorder (ADD), controlling emotions, addiction and compulsive sexual unusually behavior. The Syndrome of Tourette always concerns motorial and vocal tics and it is only called ‘Gilles de la Tourette’ when the tic is serious in nature. Besides ‘Gilles de la Tourette’ there are nevertheless a lot of other forms of inhibition , like addiciton, obessive-compulsive behavior, fear, depression, attention deficit, conduct disorder, episodic control loss. For all these forms of inhibition the neurofeedback training offers good results.
With regard to the motorial tics, we experienced that early training with neurofeedback resulted in very good results, with lasting effects. Start as soon as you can. With these trainings the effect will be lasting and the tics won’t come back.
Sometimes symptoms come back when the client is in between the sessions, but this is only temporarily. We then advise you to train more often per week. Especially in the beginning of the training we recommend more than three or more sessions a week. It also can appear to be necessary to take another few sessions afterwards the training has finished. In very exceptional cases, a permanent training is necessary.
Most of the children suffering from the ‘Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome’ use medicaments. If the neurofeedback training appears to be succesful, you can adjust your dosage of medicaments while consulting your doctor.