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Movement Disorders >> Tics and Tourette's
Tourette syndrome (TS) is a disorder of the nervous system consisting of expression of unwanted movements and noises (tics). It is characterized by multiple facial and other body tics, usually beginning in childhood or adolescence. It is often accompanied by grunts and compulsive utterances.
General Study Procedures:
The research studies listed below are currently open for enrollment for adult and adolescent subjects. Minors will need permission from one of their parents. Evaluations include a neurologic examination and various neuroimaging procedures. Please see the links for the procedures and eligibility criteria for specific studies. There is no cost for participation or for any tests associated with the research.
Studies Actively Recruiting Patients:
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to Evaluate Tourette's Syndrome
Role of the Sensory Experience in Generating Motor Tics in Tourette Syndrome
For more information about participating in these studies, please contact :
For protocol 02-N-0128 or 08-N-0215
Elaine Considine, R.N.
Bldg. 10, Room 7D36A
10 Center Drive, MSC 1428
Bethesda, MD 20892-1428
Tel: 301 435 8518
Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office toll-free at:
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