Dr. Kevin Black, M.D., is conducting a study with children ages 5 – 10 who are experiencing a recent onset of tics. The purpose of this research is to compare those children who go on to develop Tourette Syndrome with children whose tics have resolved.
Tics are repetitive, involuntary sounds or movements like eye blinking, sniffing, abdominal tensing or making small noises.
Children ages 5-10 years old with parent/guardian participation
Children with tics that started less than 6 months ago
- Up to 6 visits, plus annual follow-ups.
- Questionnaires & interviews
- Genetic testing (saliva sample)
- MRI scans
- Compensation provided for time and effort