Behavior Therapy Reduces Tics in Children with Tourette syndrome, Study Finds

June 2, 2010

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The research of John Piacentini, professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute and director of UCLA's Childhood OCD, Anxiety and Tic Disorders, was featured in a June 2 Medill News article. His study showed that a behavior-therapy technique to reduce tics associated with Tourette syndrome in children and adolescents was as effective as standard anti-tic medications, without the related side effects.