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Below is a list of current research projects supported by Tourettes Action which we welcome you to participate in.

Exploring the urge to tic in TS

A new research study from University of Nottingham. The aim of this study is to explore which regions of the brain are involved in feelings of urge prior to tics using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Please click this link for more information and to take part

 

Understanding the expression of everyday vocal and motor tics in adults

A cross-disciplinary team from the University of Hertfordshire is looking for adult participants (aged 18 or over) who have a confirmed diagnosis or have self-identified as having a Chronic Tic Disorder (such as Tourette Syndrome) to join an exploratory workshop. The workshop is a chance for researchers and participants to meet to co-propose how everyday tics may be captured in adults.

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Tourette Syndrome and self-stigma - A research study examining internalisation, social support, self-esteem, and quality of life

The University of Liverpool is looking for participants who are aged 18 or over with Tourette Syndrome to complete a survey. All participants are required to have knowledge of the English Language to a degree where they will be able to understand the written information provided. If you do not have a diagnosis of Tourette Syndrome, you are not eligible to take part in this survey.

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Evaluating healthcare professionals experiences of assessing and treating tics in children and young people in the UK

The research team from the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences at University of Nottingham invite healthcare professionals to take part in their latest research study. This study is mapping the provision of tic services in different geographical regions of England and evaluating the barriers and facilitators to providing tic services for children and young people, experienced by healthcare professionals.

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Experiences of a functional tics diagnosis in adolescents, and their caregivers

A team of researchers, clinical psychologists, and trainee clinical psychologists at University College London (UCL) want to find out what it is like to have functional tics, both from young people diagnosed with functional tics and their parents or carers. This will involve interviewing parents and young people separately. They are interested in understanding the carer and child’s experiences of a functional tics diagnosis, what impact it has and what might or might not help to support people with functional tics.

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Investigating the levels of social anxiety within the TS population

Student Researcher Alice Rhodes, from the University of Sussex invites you to take part in a study to further understanding of social anxiety processes in those with TS or a tic disorder.

This research will attempt to collect data on five specific cognitive processes associated with social anxiety to comprehensively answer the question of what effect self-focused attention processes have on post-event processing.

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You can read about previous research projects in our Archive section

Want to know who's behind the research?  Read about our researchers and the studies they are pioneering here

""Taking part in research was quite an interesting and even enjoyable experience""