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Pediatric Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders Clinic

The Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a specialized multidisciplinary clinic and regional referral center for adult and pediatric patients with Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders.

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-724-9234

Overview

The Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders Clinic at MassGeneral Hospital for Children is a specialized multidisciplinary clinic and regional referral center for adult and pediatric patients with Tourette syndrome and other tic disorders.

Our treatment approach depends on many factors, including the patient's age, severity of symptoms, co-occurring conditions and patient preference for pharmacological and/or behavioral treatments. Every plan begins with education on topics such as disease management and impact on school or work function.

The Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders Clinic collaborates closely with child, adolescent and adult psychiatry to provide, when appropriate, non-pharmacologic therapies such as:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT)
  • Co-management of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety and behavioral issues

In addition, we will provide advocacy, education and support to parents and schools in planning for educational needs/accommodations related to 504/IEP plans.

A close relationship exists between the clinic and the research laboratory, offering opportunities for patients to participate in ongoing research. At MassGeneral Hospital for Children, we are conducting research to help us identify the causes for Tourette syndrome and to develop the next generation of treatments and interventions.

Meet the Team

Conditions & Diseases

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    Obsessive-compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder in which a person has an unreasonable thought, fear, or worry that he or she tries to manage through a ritualized activity to reduce the anxiety.

Clinical Trials

Contact

Contact Us

MGHfC Tourette Syndrome Tic Disorders Clinic

Wang Ambulatory Care Center

55 Fruit Street7th Floor, Room 720 Boson, MA 02114
  • Near Public Transit
  • Accessible
  • Phone: 617-726-5532
  • Fax: 617-726-4101

Jeremiah Scharf, MD, PhD
Mailcode: WACC 7-720
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114


Clinical Coordinator
Hilda E.Terrero
E-mail: hterrero@partners.org

 

To schedule an appointment, please call: 617-724-9234

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