Tourette survey May 1–3

We were asked to share this request: Pillar Patient Advocates has been asked to help with finding 3-4 parents/caregivers of children under 18, and 1-2 adults over 18 currently on a prescription treatment for Tourette Syndrome who are interested in participating in a 60 minute phone/web interview to share their experiences and opinions about treatments. […]

How many people would be interested in a commercial tic treatment device?

Neurotherapeutics Solutions Ltd., a start-up from our colleagues at the University of Nottingham (U.K.), is developing a wristwatch-like device for treating tics. Potential investors, however, tend to think that Tourette only affects kids, that only people with severe tics would want to buy such a device, and so on, so they figure the market would […]

A new treatment for TS (kind of)

Here’s a press release from the UK national health authority describing very positive interim results of the ORBIT study in England. It provides the best evidence yet for the efficacy of a behavior therapy called exposure and response prevention (ERP) for tics. ERP has been around for a long time, and is still a first-line […]

New research on tic timing

Tics happen in a fractal time pattern, even only a few months after tics begin. New work from our lab confirms that tics happen in a time pattern that is fractal. We explain the meaning of those words, the results, and their possible implications on this page. A press release from Wash.U. is available here. […]

European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome (ESSTS) Meeting

Dates: June 9-11, 2022 Location: Lausanne, Switzerland Contact: administrator@essts.org; You can also follow Dr. Seonaid Anderson on Twitter @Seonaidanderso2 If you are a patient or representative of a tics or Tourette Syndrome patient association, you are welcome to come to the ESSTS European Society for the Study of Tourette Syndrome meeting on 9-11 JUNE 2022. […]