Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Augment Behavior Therapy for Tics


The study will examine whether combining Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) with inhibition of the supplementary motor area (SMA) using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) normalizes activity in the SMA-connected circuits, improves tic suppression ability, and enhances CBIT outcomes in young people with tic disorder. The study will also examine different TMS dosing strategies.

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Male or Female
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This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:
-- 12-21 years old -- right-handed -- able to undergo MRI -- currently experiencing chronic motor and/or vocal tics
Exclusion Criteria:
-- currently receiving therapy focused on tics -- currently taking neuroleptic/antipsychotic medications

Behavioral: Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), Device: Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS), Device: Continuous Theta Burst Stimulation (cTBS)

Brain & Nervous System, Children's Health, Mental Health & Addiction

CBIT, TMS, Tourette's, neurodevelopmental disorders, tics, transcranial magnetic stimulation

Kerry Houlihan -
Christine Conelea
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