Teen Overcomes Tourette With Risky Procedure

As with many 9-years-old boys, Robbie Lettieri of Long Island, N.Y., just couldn't sit still. Robbie incessantly opened and closed his mouth without speaking, moved his fingers and coughed even though he wasn't sick. Soon, random incomprehensible vocal outbursts accompanied his repetitive motions. "I thought it was a phase," Robbie's father, Jay Lettieri, said. But what started as minor tics only grew worse as Robbie aged. By 9, he was diagnosed with Tourette syndrome, a neurobiological...Full Story
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