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Overcoming Tourette's: Jonah's Story

Jonah Hinds was a typical 7-year-old boy, until suddenly, he began having fits that looked like seizures. One specialist suggested he might be faking, but his father knew it was something more. His pediatrician diagnosed him with a movement disorder brought on by a strep infection. After a year, however, his symptoms worsened and his disorder was classified as Tourette's. That's when his neurologist recommended he seek treatment at American Family Children's Hospital, where neurosurgeons Dr. Leland Albright and Dr. Karl Sillay recommended deep brain stimulation.


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