Collaborative Genomic Studies of Tourette’s Disorder

Principal Investigators: Barbara Coffey, MD, MS; Bennett Leventhal, MD

Sponsor: University of California, San Francisco


Overview: The aim of this study is to obtain DNA samples from participants with Tourette’s Disorder and at least two family members in order to evaluate whether specific segments of DNA or genes are associated with Tourette’s and related disorders.  At this moment, the study is focusing on families with only one person affected with a tic disorder in order to compare his/her genetic information with that of his/her parents.     

Inclusion Criteria

  • Diagnosis of TD or Chronic Tic Disorder

Exclusion Criteria

  • Family history of tics

Based on this information, if you think that you or your child might be a good candidate for this study and would like to be contacted by the study team to find out more, please complete this form.