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Research Poster - The Brake Shop: Intervention for Co-Morbid Tourette Syndrome and Intermittent Explosive Disorder

Research Poster - The "Brake Shop": Intervention for Co-Morbid Tourette Syndrome and Intermittent Explosive Disorder

by Duncan McKinlay. Shannon Stewart, C. Cullion

Various problems are associated with Tourette syndrome (TS), including Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), other anxiety disorders, mood disorders, self- esteem problems, oppositional-defiance, and Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED) or “rage”. Evidence regarding psychological treatment for TS and associated disorders (TS+), particularly co-morbid IED, is in its infancy. This study was designed to evaluate an innovative “Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS)” approach developed by Dr. Ross Greene [1]. It was expanded upon and implemented within the “Brake Shop” service for TS+, a highly specialized, outpatient clinic at the Child & Parent Resource Institute in London, Ontario. Twenty seven children/youth received skills-training, including CPS on a weekly basis for 9 weeks. Various standardized measures were completed pre- and post- treatment. Results indicated skills training with CPS is an effective treatment approach to address TS+ and IED related symptomatology in highly complex children and youth.

CPRI 2006

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