FNSD talk, 2023-11-16

I gave a talk on 16 November 2023 to the St. Louis Suburban School Nurses’ Association; they had requested a talk on functional neurological symptoms. Here’s the PowerPoint show from that talk. Other resources For patients and clinicians For clinicians Medical literature FNSD Functional tics

Tourette’s Awareness Month (May 15-June 15)

Hello all! Happy Tourette’s Awareness Month! To help celebrate, the Tourette Association of America has a myriad of different opportunities and events lined up! Here are a few current offerings: TIC-CON This Week – May 19 & 20 | Free and Virtual We’re gearing up for TIC-CON, our free virtual national conference. Using a new, […]

April TAA chapter activity

Learn to Curl like an Olympian!! -Just a reminder that there are 2 weeks left before our April Curling Event. Bring your  siblings and friends, and Come Join Us!! Missouri Tourette Chapter Curling Event WHEN: Saturday, April 15, 6:30 – 9:15 PM WHERE: Creve Coeur Ice Arena 11400 Olde Cabin Rd., Creve Coeur, MO 63141 […]

Median Nerve Stimulation Study

I am pleased to announce that our Median Nerve Stimulation study, examining MNS as a potential treatment for Tourette’s syndrome, is published in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. A brief summary for lay people appears here. Thank you to all our colleagues, staff, and participants who helped make this research possible!

Clinical guide to functional tic-like symptoms

This press release is from the University of Florida, home to first author Dr. Irene Malaty. The senior author, Dr. Black, is from here at Washington University. The article is free to read online and has been seen by over 600 people. Here’s a brief summary in lay terms.

REGISTER TODAY! – TAA’s 50th Anniversary Supporting Abilities Gala!

The Tourette Association of America is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with its Supporting Abilities Gala on November 10, 2022 at Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. They would greatly appreciate it if you would consider attending the Gala, taking out a journal ad to show your support, and/or spreading the word to your family and friends. The funds raised at the Gala support the […]

Why Tic Severity Changes from Then to Now and from Here to There

In our paper, “Why tic severity changes from then to now and from here to there“, we review the literature on situations that transiently worsen or improve tics. Interesting conclusions: (1) our interpretations of personal experience sometimes can mislead us, and (2) behavior therapies for tics use temporary effects on tics to effect lasting change. […]

New Online Study for Individuals With Tourettes

Our colleague, Stephen Jackson, is conducting an online study to study visual judgment in individuals with tic disorders such as Tourette Syndrome. Individuals WITHOUT a tic disorder are also welcome to take part. More information can be found at https://twitter.com/jackson684/status/1559531597216583680?s=20&t=Kjp6S-sbsv40z2kcB4t_IQ Click the link below to participate! https://t.co/IL8UGMjMv4

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 […]