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Relevant Research
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Steeves T. McKinlay BD. Gorman D. Billinghurst L. Day L. Carroll A. Dion Y. Doja A. Luscombe S. Sandor P. Pringsheim T. Canadian guidelines for the evidence-based treatment of tic disorders: behavioural therapy, deep brain stimulation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Can J Psychiatry. 57(3):144-51, 2012 Mar.


Lavoie, ME et al. (2011). Neurocognitive changes following cognitive-behavioral treatment in Tourette syndrome and chronic tic disorder. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy,4 (1), 34-50.


Jackson et al., Compensatory neural reorganization in Tourette syndrome, Current Biology (2011), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.02.047

  • March 26th: A new study, released Thursday in, "Current Biology", demonstrates that the brains of individuals with TS can adapt over time to enhance tic control. The researchers believe that encouraging this process with behavioural therapy [such as the treatment outlined in, "Nix Your Tics!"] could help young people learn to control their symptoms more quickly and effectively.

  • Read the original published study here, and the press release here.


Piacentini et al., Behavior therapy for children with Tourette disorder: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA (2010) May 19; 303(19):1929-37


Cook, C. R., & Blacher, J. Evidence-based psychosocial treatments for tic disorders. Clinical Psychology (2007): Science and Practice , 14 , 252–267.


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