Forehead Temperature-regulating Therapy in Adults with Tourette's Disorder
We are seeking adults aged 18 to 50 years with Tourette’s disorder and co-occurring insomnia for a study piloting forehead temperature-regulating therapy. We will test the effects of forehead temperature-regulating therapy on sleep, depression, anxiety, daytime sleepiness, and tic severity. Participation involves an initial eligibility evaluation involving interviews and questionnaires, 5 weeks of continuous sleep monitoring with a sleep watch and sleep diary, 4 weeks of nightly in-home forehead temperature-regulating therapy during sleep, pre- and post-treatment interviews, questionnaires, and computer tasks, and 2 consecutive nights of home sleep measurement via a forehead-worn device at pre- and post-treatment. Parking vouchers are provided at each visit and up to $250 cash payment will be provided upon study completion
For more information, please contact Valerie Swisher, B.S. at VSwisher@mednet.ucla.edu or (310) 825-2701.