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Research Study

Approved July 21, 2011


This research is being done to find out if certain medications that alter the brain chemical dopamine are effective at suppressing tics.

WHO:Adults, ages 18-65, with Tourette syndrome and Chronic Tic Disorder who are not taking medicine or whose current treatment is ineffective
WHAT:10-week treatment study (1 screening visit, plus 5 visits with a physician to assess progress).  You will receive study drug, Ecopipam.
WHERE:Johns Hopkins Hospital
BENEFIT/RISK:The study may improve your tic symptoms, but as with all drugs there are possible side effects associated with each drug.
COMPENSATION:$50-$100 per clinic visit, up to $450.00

Tina Kline:     (410) 955-1960

Harvey Singer, M.D., Principal Investigator (NA_00023969)
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine


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