Tourette's Syndrome Study

 

Study Description:

We use a safe magnetic therapy called Transcranial Magnetic
Stimulation as an intervention in children with Tourette's Syndrome to
help decrease the expression of Tics.

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Disorders Helped:

Depression, Parkinsons, MS, etc.

Inclusion Criteria:

Children with a diagnosis of Tourette's Syndrome

Exclusion Criteria:

Unable to receive an MRI brain scan (i.e. child has metal implants, braces, etc.)

Age Range:

6-18

Bennefits:

Our goal is to directly help kids who participate in this study by
decreasing the expression of their tics. This study will help us better
understand how the brains in kids with Tourette's Syndrome are
different compared to typically developing children, to hopefully help
other kids with Tourette's Syndrome in the future.

Study study will pay up to $250 for participation

Risks:

The magnetic therapy may cause a headache in the first few sessions,
but it disappears quickly. Boredom, but our kids can watch movies!

Study Location and Contact Information:

Address: 

Alberta Children's Hospital

2888 Shaganappi Trail NW

Calgary, Alberta

T3B 6A8

Co-ordinator: Rose Swanberg

Phone: 403-955-2785

Email: brainkids@ucalgary.ca

Website: cumming.ucalgary.ca/labs/brainkids/

Time Commitment:

A total of 21 1-4 hour visit