Neurofeedback of Activity in the Supplementary Motor Area for Tourette Syndrome
What is the purpose of this trial?
The aim of this study is to train patients with tic disorders to control activity in a region of the brain that has been associated with the urge to tic. Patients will be given direct feedback regarding activity in this brain area while they are undergoing functional magnetic resonance imaging scanning, and will try to learn to control activity in the region during these feedback sessions. In separate sessions, patients will be given sham neurofeedback. Our primary hypothesis is that the biofeedback training will reduce their tic symptoms more than the sham feedback. Participants will be compensated with $600 cash over the course of the entire study.
- 11 Years - 19 Years
- Yale University
- October 2012 - June 2017
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Clinicaltrials.gov ID: Yale7832866