Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

Comprehensvie Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

CBIT is a combination of several behavioral techniques that has been shown, in early studies, to manage tics in individuals with Tourette syndrome (TS). Although CBIT will not abolish tics in people with TS, CBIT may help individuals with this disorder manage and control their tics. It can be used alone or with medications. There are currently multi-site trials for determining the effectiveness of CBIT in children and adults. The following links are from the Ask the Expert section of the TSA newsletter regarding CBIT: Dr. Woods - TSA Newletter (PDF Document 99 KB), Dr Piacenti - TSA Newletter (PDF Document 71 KB), and Dr. Wilhelm - TSA Newsletter (PDF Document 157 KB).

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Genetics in Primary Care Institute (AAP)
The goal of this site is to increase collaboration in the care of children with known or suspected genetic disorders. Includes health supervision guidelines and other useful resources; a collaboration among the Health Resources & Services Administration, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and the American Academy of Pediatrics.


Authors: Lynne M Kerr, MD, PhD - 10/2008
Samuel H. Zinner, MD - 10/2008
Content Last Updated: 10/2008