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.


  Mind and Body

Disorders Helped

Depression, Parkinson's, MS, etc.

Inclusion Criteria

Children diagnosed with Tourette's Syndrome.

Exclusion Criteria

Individuals who are unable to receive an MRI brain scan (i.e. child has metal implants, braces, etc.)

Age Range

Age 6 - 18


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.

This study will pay up to $250 for participation.


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

Study Location and Contact Information


Alberta Children's Hospital

2888 Shaganappi Trail NW

Calgary, Alberta  T3B 6A8


Coordinator: Rose Swanberg

Phone: 403-955-2785

Email: [email protected]


Time Commitment

A total of twenty-one (21) 1 - 4 hour visits.