Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for Adolescents with Tourette syndrome

Purpose

To investigate whether repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) can reduce the severity of tics in adolescents with Tourette syndrome.

Criteria for Participation

  • Adolescents (age 13-17) with moderate to severe Tourette syndrome.

Research Components

Participants will be randomized into the active treatment group or inactive treatment group (placebo). Participants receiving inactive stimulation will be offered active stimulation after completing their placebo phase of the study. The rTMS study is a non-invasive procedure that uses a magnet placed on the scalp. The magnet can send magnetic waves to different parts of the brain that may result in a reduction of your tics. The rTMS treatments (both active and placebo) will take place at Yale University.

Contacts

Please contact us for further information if you are interested in participating in this new study at the Yale Child Study Center.

Heidi Grantz, LCSW
Project Coordinator
(203) 737-5814
heidi.grantz@yale.edu