Research

The Tourette Syndrome Clinic is involved in ongoing research related TS. Recent research efforts have focused on program evaluations of our TS social emotional skills groups, as well as the NJCTS Tim Howard Leadership Academy https://njcts.org/teamup/ The Tourette Syndrome Clinic also continues collaborations with various clinical, medical, and research entities, particularly the Rutgers Genetic Study (TIC Genetics) see below.

TIC Genetics Study: Rutgers University with support from the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS) is involved in the TIC Genetics study to better understand the genetics of Tourette Syndrome.

TIC Genetics is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) in the USA. This grant is a direct result of work of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS) Sharing Repository, funded by grants from NJCTS Center of Excellence, which demonstrated the group's ability to recruit subjects, collect and distribute DNA samples, and publish in high profile scientific journals including the New England Journal of Medicine.

The Tourette International Collaborative Genetics (TIC Genetics) Study includes scientists and clinicians specialized in Tourette Syndrome (TS) from more than 20 sites across the United States, Europe, and South Korea. The goal of this international study is to identify genetic (inherited) factors that play a role in causing TS and comorbid disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We are gathering information from approximately 2000 persons who either have TS or are related to someone with TS, in order to make this research possible.

If you would like to participate in this study, or would like more information please contact NJCTS at (908) 575-7350.

NJCTS brochure

TIC Genetics website