NJCTS - New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome and Associated Disorders, Inc. - Collaborations and Partnerships for the Tourette Syndrome Community

Information for Professionals

Information for Professionals

SOME OF THE RESEARCH PROGRAMS WE'RE INVOLVED WITH

For information, or to help with any of the following research programs, please contact our office at 908 575 7350.

TS Cell and DNA Sharing.

Help us find the cause for Tourette Syndrome - The New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome Sharing Repository (NJCTS Sharing Repository) collects and distributes samples for the genetic analysis of Tourette Syndrome and related disorders such as Chronic Tics (CT), and Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD), etc.

For Clinicians:
If you know of any individuals or families that would be interested in participating, please give them our genetics brochure. - You can download it here.

Find the Cause for Tourette Syndrome Brochure

For copies of the brochure to display at your office, please contact the NJCTS office at 908 575 7350.

For Researchers:

The goal of the NJCTS Sharing Repository is to provide a sharing resource of clinical data, DNA, and lymphoblastoid cell lines that can be accessed by qualified researchers from throughout the world. All subjects are evaluated by an experienced clinician on various diagnostic categories including Tourette Syndrome, other tic disorders, OCD, and ADHD. Qualified researchers may gain access to clinical data and biomaterials after receiving certification by the NJCTS Repository (see the repository website for details). Access is based on the qualifications of the investigators and institutional assurances concerning the disposition and ethical use of samples. Biomaterials, both DNA and cell lines, are provided at modest cost. For more information, please visit our website at: www.tourettesyndromeresearch.org

Stigma and TS.
Dr. Jamie Walkup, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, Rutgers University, is working on a research project studying the effects of stigma associated with Tourette Syndrome.

Dr. Walkup is an Associate Member of the Graduate Faculty at Rutgers specializing in issues related to mental illness; combined mental and physical disorders and disabilities. His findings will lead to strategies for dealing with the stress from stigma of TS.

Information about other TS research efforts can be accessed through these sites: