Is Tourettes’ genetic disorder genetic?
Touretted syndrome is a genetic disorder in which one or both of the following are present: a) no hearing; b) no vision; or c) limited speech.
The disorder affects the way the parts of the brain, known as the auditory and olfactory systems work.
It is characterized by hearing loss and difficulty speaking.
Tourettes has an abnormality in a gene called TSPV, which codes for the protein that helps to regulate the synthesis of glutamate in the brain.
Tourettese can also develop symptoms of anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, and learning disabilities, according to the National Institutes of Health.
The genetic disorder affects about 3 million people worldwide, according a recent study published in the journal Nature Genetics.
According to a 2017 study, Tourett’s syndrome is the second-most common genetic disorder among people ages 65 and older, after autism spectrum disorder.