Article Text

PDF
Ten-week comprehensive behavioural intervention for tics decreases tic severity compared to supportive therapy and education

Statistics from Altmetric.com

Question

Question

What is the efficacy of a comprehensive behavioural intervention for Tourette disorder in children?

Patients

126 children (9–17 years) with a primary diagnosis of impairing Tourette or chronic tic disorder of moderate or greater severity (Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (YGTSS) score >13 or >9 for children with motor or vocal tics only). Established antitic medication was permitted. Exclusions: not fluent in English; IQ≤80; comorbid psychiatric diagnosis requiring immediate treatment or change in current treatment; unstable medical condition; current substance abuse/dependence; lifetime diagnosis of pervasive developmental disorder, mania or psychosis; ≥4 precious sessions of habit reversal training.

Setting

Three academic institutions in USA; recruitment December 2004 to May 2007.

Intervention

Comprehensive behavioural intervention for tics (CBIT) or supportive therapy and education about tics (control). The primary component of CBIT is habit reversal training, which consists mainly of tic awareness (self-monitoring and identifying early signs that a tic is going to occur) and competing response training (using a voluntary …

View Full Text

Request permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

Linked Articles