Behavior therapy for children with Tourette disorder: a randomized controlled trial.
|Title||Behavior therapy for children with Tourette disorder: a randomized controlled trial.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2010|
|Authors||Piacentini, J, Woods DW, Scahill L, Wilhelm S, Peterson AL, Chang S, Ginsburg GS, Deckersbach T, Dziura J, Levi-Pearl S, Walkup JT|
|Journal||JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association|
|Date Published||2010 May 19|
|Keywords||Adolescent, Behavior Therapy, Child, Female, Humans, Male, Severity of Illness Index, Tourette Syndrome, Treatment Outcome|
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.