Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Augment Behavior Therapy for Tics (CBIT + TMS)

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Do you or your child make uncontrollable sounds or movements called “tics”?

If so, you may be eligible to participate in our study testing a new treatment approach for people ages 12-21 years with tics.

If you choose to take part, the person with tics can expect the following procedures:

  • You will be asked questions about your tics, symptoms, background information, and medical history.
  • We will conduct an assessment to make sure you are able to and willing to undergo an MRI brain scan and receive a type of non-invasive procedure called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) 
  • You will be randomly assigned to receive either “real” TMS or “fake” TMS. You will also receive a kind of therapy for tics called CBIT (Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics) regardless of which TMS you are getting. CBIT is considered a first-line treatment for tics by the American Academy of Neurology.
  • You will be asked to take part in an activity where we will video record your tics.

Contact us at 612-625-8448 or canlab@umn.edu