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Can the Internet be Used to Improve Tic Severity in Tourette Syndrome?

  1. You are a member of the healthcare team seeing a 12-year-old boy with a 6-month history of Tourette syndrome, and the patient and his family want to try comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT). What can you tell them?
    CBIT teaches active tic suppression in the face of increasing noxious stimuli
    CBIT focuses on avoiding noxious stimuli
    CBIT teaches patients how to turn tics into other movements that do not stand out
    CBIT focuses on the emotional symptoms related to severe Tourette syndrome
  2. You refer the patient to an online exposure and response prevention (ERP) program similar to the one described in the current study by Andrén and colleagues. Which one of the following outcomes was superior in the ERP vs education groups in this study?
    Yale Global Tic Severity Scale for tic severity
    Patient satisfaction
    Self-report of tic severity
    Parent report of tic severity