Tourette Syndrome Trials
If you are interested in participating in any of the studies listed below, or would like further information, please contact Dr. Singer at 410.955.7212. If you would like to help support our research through a tax-deductible contribution, you may do so by sending your check or money order to:
The Friends of Tourette Syndrome Research
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
David Rubenstein Building, Suite 2158
200 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
ATTN: Harvey Singer, M.D.
Sibling Pairs Study
"Genetic Linkage Study of Gilles de la Tourette Syndrome"
The purpose of this study is to determine whether TS is a genetically linked disorder.
Study population: Siblings, both of whom have TS, or one parent and child, both with TS.
Pet Scan Studies
Study 1: "Factors Affecting Dopaminiergic Neurotransmission in Tourette Syndrome"
Study 2: "Serotonin Pre- and Post-synaptic Neurotransmission in Tourette Syndrome"
These studies investigate the uptake of seratonin or dopamine to determine if there is a difference in chemical activity in Tourette patients and non-Tourette patients.
Study population: Adults. Study participants will be compensated.