Behavior therapy for children with Tourette disorder: a randomized controlled trial.

TitleBehavior therapy for children with Tourette disorder: a randomized controlled trial.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsPiacentini, J, Woods DW, Scahill L, Wilhelm S, Peterson AL, Chang S, Ginsburg GS, Deckersbach T, Dziura J, Levi-Pearl S, Walkup JT
JournalJAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association
Volume303
Issue19
Pagination1929-37
Date Published2010 May 19
ISSN1538-3598
KeywordsAdolescent, Behavior Therapy, Child, Female, Humans, Male, Severity of Illness Index, Tourette Syndrome, Treatment Outcome
Abstract

Tourette disorder is a chronic and typically impairing childhood-onset neurologic condition. Antipsychotic medications, the first-line treatments for moderate to severe tics, are often associated with adverse effects. Behavioral interventions, although promising, have not been evaluated in large-scale controlled trials.

DOI10.1002/hbm.21441
Alternate JournalJAMA