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Why one size doesn’t fit all when it comes to ADHD

There’s often a pattern when it comes to the many different treatments of ADHD. Each one shows improvement in some children, but not in all. Each treatment needs to be carefully regulated by parents and pediatricians to make sure none… Continue Reading

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CBIT Explained, Part 3: Who should take CBIT?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. See part one here and part two here. CBIT is ideal for individuals who feel they have one or more bothersome… Continue Reading

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CBIT Explained, Part 2: How does CBIT work?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. Studies published in peer reviewed journals have demonstrated the effectiveness of CBIT (part 1). It’s thought to work… Continue Reading

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CBIT Explained, Part 1: What is CBIT?

In this blog series, Steve Pally, administrator of the TSFC Forum (www.tourettesyndrome.ca), explains the basics of CBIT, or Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics. CBIT (pronounced see-bit) is a non-pharmacological treatment for Tourette Syndrome. It combines six strategic therapeutic components in… Continue Reading

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Ask Dr. Ticcy: What about relaxation techniques?

Dr. Ticcy is a pseudonym for the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada National Office, which draws on information from experts across Canada and beyond to answer questions from the TS community. Please send your questions to tsfc@tourette.ca with the salutation “Dear Dr. Ticcy.” Dear… Continue Reading

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Where tics and compulsions meet: TS plus OCD

Ken Shyminsky, a former vice president of the Greater Toronto Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada, draws upon his personal experiences as an teacher and student with Tourette Syndrome to help children with TS and related disorders. He… Continue Reading

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WEDNESDAY WEBINARS: “Cyber Safety” on October 16 & “TS Clinic” on October 30

Children and adolescents growing up today live in a cyber world consisting of instant everything, easy communication, handheld technology, widespread accessibility and often little adult oversight. This cyber world is also a risky place filled with bullying, harassment, intimidation, masking… Continue Reading

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Exciting online clinical trial program for OCD

What is the OCD STOP! program? The Swinburne University of Technology Psychology Clinic in Australia has been successfully using OCD-specific Cognititive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for face-to-face treatment for some time. Researchers and clinicians at Swinburne have developed an online version of… Continue Reading

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Multi-strategy treatment controls Tourette Syndrome-related tics

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following research article was pulled from the Psychiatry News section of Psychiatry Online and was written by Joan Arehart-Treichel. Although youth with Tourette Syndrome tics often outgrow them, some individuals do not. And while antipsychotic medications can… Continue Reading