Dr. Douglas Woods gives a detailed explanation of what tics are and the differences between tic disorders and Tourette Syndrome. He then takes listeners through the history of treatment and interventions to the point where behaviour therapy has become the primary intervention. Lastly, Dr. Woods shares his work in disseminating and training others to implement these interventions.
Espil, F. M., Woods, D. W., Specht, M. W., Bennett, S. M., Walkup, J. T., Ricketts, E. J., McGuire, J. F., Stiede, J. T., Schild, J. S., Chang, S. W., Peterson, A. L., Scahill, L., Wilhelm, S., & Piacentini, J. C. (2022). Long-term outcomes of behavior therapy for youth with Tourette Disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 61(6), 764–771. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaac.2021.08.022
Piacentini, J., Woods, D. W., Scahill, L., et al. (2010). Behavior therapy for children with Tourette Disorder: A randomized controlled trial. JAMA, 303(19), 1929–1937. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.607
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