Navigation Links
Behavior therapy effective in reducing tics in children with Tourette syndrome, study finds
Date:5/18/2010

roblems, difficulties in school, work and social functioning, and, in severe cases, can be disabling.

"Historically, Tourette syndrome has been treated with antipsychotic medications, which reduce tics but are associated with side effects that often limit their usefulness in children. So the development of an effective non-medication treatment for children with this disorder is a major therapeutic advance," he said.

CBIT is built on the observation that tics are preceded by unwanted feelings or sensations which in turn are temporarily relieved by the tics. In this treatment, children learned to recognize when a tic was about to occur and to engage in a voluntary action incompatible with the tic until the unwanted sensation passed.

In addition, parents were taught how to promote these management strategies in their children and to minimize stressful situations in their children's environments associated with tic worsening.

In the multisite study, 126 children between the ages of 9 and 17 with moderate to severe Tourette syndrome or Chronic Tic Disorder were randomly assigned to CBIT or to a supportive counseling and education program about Tourette syndrome. Approximately one-third of the children entered the study on a stable dose of anti-tic medication.

The study showed that CBIT resulted in a significantly greater reduction in tic severity and tic-related problems than the supportive counseling. Almost 53 percent of children receiving CBIT were rated as significantly improved, compared with 19 percent of those receiving the comparison treatment.

The degree of improvement with CBIT was similar to that found in recent anti-tic medication studies. Benefits were observed in both children who were on a tic medication and children not on medication. Adverse treatment effects, including tic worsening, were rare in both CBIT and supportive counseling. Treatment gains for CBIT were maintained over time
'/>"/>

Contact: Mark Wheeler
mwheeler@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2265
University of California - Los Angeles
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Self-directed behavioral IBS treatment rapidly relieves even the most severe symptoms
2. Brandeis University undertakes third national survey of health plans behavioral health services
3. Parkinsons Drugs Tied to Compulsive Behaviors
4. Three New Behavioral Health Companies Sign On With MyOutcomes
5. Sleep disturbances associated with behavior problems in children with autism
6. Typical Male Behavior Comes From Estrogen, Too
7. An underlying cause for psychopathic behavior?
8. Four Unhealthy Behaviors Linked to Premature Death
9. Self-Psychology Allows You to Carry A Cognitive Behavioral Therapist On Your iPhone
10. Behavioral Laboratory Cracks the DNA Code of Happiness
11. Synergy between behavioral and pharmacologic interventions for ADHD
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/23/2014)... showing the potential health benefits of probiotics, antioxidants and ... supplements. And the chemical industry is getting in on ... could deter growth, so the industry is responding with ... the cover story in Chemical & Engineering News ... Chemical Society. , Melody M. Bomgardner, a senior editor ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... URBANA, Ill. - In a country as wealthy as the ... in 12 seniors do not have access to adequate food ... are food insecure. , Recent research at the University ... Examination Survey (NHANES) revealed that the seniors who are dealing ... , "In 2011, 8.35 percent of Americans over age ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... of scientists led by a researcher from the Cancer ... University of Singapore has identified the cancer specific stem ... the possibility of developing new drugs for the treatment ... The research group, led by Dr Chan Shing Leng, ... first time that a cancer-specific variant of a cell ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... Midlife Occupational and Leisure Time Physical Activity on Mobility ... in midlife increases the risk of mobility limitation in ... This is found in a study which followed up ... was conducted at the Gerontology Research Center in Finland ... physical labor is often repetitive, wears the body and ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... known as Ritalin, may prevent the depletion of self-control, ... a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. , ... or trying to focus attention on a boring textbook ... potential explanation for this difficulty: Exerting self-control for a ... self-control effectively on subsequent tasks. , "It is as ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:More Americans in their golden years are going hungry 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 2Health News:Scientists identify cancer specific cell for potential treatment of gastric cancer 3Health News:Midlife occupational and leisure-time physical activity limits mobility in old age 2Health News:ADHD drug may help preserve our self-control resources 2
... glucose control can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease in ... control on the blood sugar levels mean that for patients ... to the normal levels as possible. Conventionally this can be ... diet and exercise plan, and adjusting medication according to the ...
... and calcium can ward off an attack of premenstrual ... set of symptoms that affect a lot of women ... common symptoms of PMS are depression, feelings of aggression ... feel their social interactions and relationships are getting affected ...
... in a number of people// with pre-diabetic conditions for diabetes ... use its own insulin to control blood sugar. As this ... overcome insulin resistance and keep up to the need of ... of blood glucose existent in patients, but the levels are ...
... new revealation, researchers have shown that twisting the graft to ... and last longer. ,In using a graft to bypass ... also used when patients with renal problems have dialysis. This ... shunt have difficlties, as in the blood vessels, the blood ...
... tissues, which have been genetically altered to express skin ... will provide them with new insight in the oncogenic ... ,Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer that ... ,The scientists from the Stanford University School of Medicine ...
... says that people with low birth weight may help ... and controlling their body weights. ,Diabetes affects the ... glucose and impaired function of the insulin that helps ... factors for diabetes are obesity, physical inactivity, genetic influence ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 Reportlinker.com announces ... available in its catalogue: ... Worldwide Analysis http://www.reportlinker.com/p01957812/Insulin-Pump-Market--Forecast-–-Worldwide-Analysis.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=Medical_Equipment_and_Supply ... Insulin Pumps are ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014  Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX ... period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976 ... by its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Sapphire Subsidiary Corp. ("Purchaser"), ... of Solta Medical, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLTM ) ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014 ... research report is available in its ... Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug ... of Administration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 2Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 3Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 4Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 5Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 6Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 7Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 8Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 9Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 10Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 11Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 12Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 13Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 14Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 15Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 16Insulin Pump Market & Forecast - Worldwide Analysis 17Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals Announces Receipt Of Antitrust Clearance For Its Previously Announced Acquisition Of Solta Medical, Inc. 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 2Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 3Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 4Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 5Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 6Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 7Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 8Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 9Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 10Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 11Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 12Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 13Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 14Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 15Global Markets and Technologies for Advanced Drug Delivery Systems -- Focus on Routes of Administration 16
... AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 15, 2011 Luminex Corporation ... it has teamed with Partners HealthCare toward the ... assays.  This program will enable Partners HealthCare Center ... molecular diagnostic assays based on biomarkers discovered within ...
... SAN DIEGO and INGELHEIM, Germany, Feb. 15, 2011 ... expression through the Pfenex Expression Technology™ platform and ... and global leader in biopharmaceutical contract development and ... a strategic agreement. It provides Boehringer Ingelheim with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Luminex and Partners HealthCare Announce Collaboration Agreement 2Luminex and Partners HealthCare Announce Collaboration Agreement 3Pfenex Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Announce Non-Exclusive Strategic Agreement for the Use of Pfenex Expression Technology™ 2Pfenex Inc. and Boehringer Ingelheim Announce Non-Exclusive Strategic Agreement for the Use of Pfenex Expression Technology™ 3
Smith & Nephew ACUFEX scissors are constructed without pins for maximum strength, dependability, durability, and safety.,A wide range of tips and angles enable the surgeon to effectively dissect any ...
These backbiters enable simple access to the anterior horn of the meniscus....
The narrow shaft and compact jaw design facilitates access and use in tight spaces, particularly useful in the posterior aspect of the knee....
... were developed in surgeon's desire to have ... an instrument with the strength to maneuver ... the bending or breaking. Arthrotek Hand Instruments ... to the surgeon's hand. This new generation ...
Medicine Products: