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Our Journey

Recently an old friend from college reached out to me after seeing my first NJCTS blog post. We hadn’t spoken in well over 10 years and we were both surprised by this new common bond we had. Her oldest daughter… Continue Reading

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Tourette Research opportunities at Overlook Medical Center

Atlantic Neuroscience Institute at Overlook Medical Center routinely offers studies and clinical trials in a range of neurological and movement disorders, including Tourette syndrome. To learn more, please contact Caroline Sabatino, Research Associate, at 908-522-5901.    Pediatric Tourette Trials Ecopipam… Continue Reading

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7 Things to Help Reduce Tics!

Editor’s note: We welcome blogger AndreaF back to TSParentsOnline with a follow-up to her popular post from a few years ago. What are your experiences with these methods to reduce tics? We’d love to hear from you. Before my book… Continue Reading

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New Pediatrics Tourette Syndrome Research Opportunities at Overlook Medical Center

Study 4: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Safety and Efficacy of NBI-98854 in Pediatric Subjects with Tourette Syndrome Ages: 6-17 Investigator: Roger Kurlan, MD, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ Contact: Caroline Sabatino, 908-522-5901 For more information, please visit the… Continue Reading

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Tip #1 to Limit Tics: Reduce Electronics

In this article, I wrote a list of 20 things I’m doing to manage tics. I broke the list down into simple changes/habits vs. more technical. Because it’s Christmas and I have so much to do that pretty sure I’ll… Continue Reading

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Three research opportunities at Overlook Medical Center

Study 1: Multimodal Dietary Treatment in Tourette’s Syndrome Ages: 12-17 Investigator: Roger Kurlan, MD, Overlook Medical Center, Summit, NJ Contact: Caroline Sabatino, 908-522-5901 Patients with TS age 12-17 are eligible to participate. We are testing a group of dietary supplements that… Continue Reading

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20 Ways to Reduce Tics

As many of you know, I’m all about raising a kid whose spirit outweighs a few tics. But now that my baby is, gulp, a month shy of 13, it’s become apparent yet again to take a look at management.… Continue Reading

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What’s A Tic? Part 3 — Treatment & Management

There are multiple forms of treatment and management for individuals with tics: Medication – I’ve never needed medication myself, but for some people, medication is what really helps them get their lives back on track when the tics are too… Continue Reading

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What’s A Tic? Part 2 — Tic Classifications

There are different classifications for tics, motor vs. vocal (Do you do it with you muscles or with your voice?) and simple vs. complex (How many muscles groups are involved in the movement?) As I said in part 1 of… Continue Reading

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Not being able to fix your child’s ADHD doesn’t make you a bad parent

I think this is why it bothers me so much when I hear people harp on parents of children with ADHD (or any neurological disorder for that matter) about not using a particular method that’s sure to “cure” a child… Continue Reading