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Don’t let a great opportunity pass us all by

Our son, Ethan, turned 12 last week in a residential treatment facility more than 1,000 miles from home.  It’s a hospital in Wisconsin specializing in the treatment of kids with tic disorders and debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder, resistant to the… Continue Reading

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Support HR 146 — proposed Tourette Syndrome legislation!!!

As a scientist and father of 2 kids with Tourette Syndrome, I’m often pretty frustrated with the state of our understanding of the causes of Tourette and its frequency within the general population, and with the limited treatment options available.… Continue Reading

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A personal account of living with Tourette Syndrome & associated disorders, part 2: Treatment

In my post yesterday, I talked about what having Tourette Syndrome was like in my early life. Now, I’ll talk about how it started to be treated leading up to present day. My initial treatment was as follows: I was… Continue Reading

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New Jersey doctors seek to better help Tourette Syndrome patients

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following story first appeared on the websites of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome & Associated Disorders (NJCTS) and the New Brunswick Patch. When it comes to Tourette Syndrome, pediatricians often state that families bypass them and… 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