Remote Behavioral Therapy Works for Kids With Tic Disorder

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For reducing tic severity in children with Tourette syndrome, an online behavioral therapy worked as well as internet-based education alone and had better participant response, a small randomized trial found.

The intervention — 10 weeks of a therapist-supported, internet-delivered exposure and response prevention (ERP) program — was associated with a mean reduction of 6.08 points on the Total Tic Severity Score of the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale (22.25 at baseline to 16.17 at 3-month follow-up).

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