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Developmental Phenomenology of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette Syndrome in Children and Adolescents

This study has been completed.
Yale University
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National Center for Research Resources (NCRR) Identifier:
First received: October 18, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: January 2004

OBJECTIVES: I. Characterize the natural history, associated features, and severity of symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder and Tourette syndrome in children and adolescents.

II. Identify factors that influence the clinical course and prognosis of these patients.

Tourette Syndrome Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening

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Further study details as provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):

Estimated Enrollment: 90
Study Start Date: December 1989
Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: All patients and their families participate in 6 parts of the study: current severity of symptoms, coincident disease diagnoses, natural history, neuropsychologic assessment, physical and neurologic assessment, and family history and function. The evaluations include the following: Current Severity of Symptoms Assessment, Children's Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (CY-BOCS), Clinician's Global Impression-Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (CGI-OC), Leyton Obsessional Inventory-Child Version (LOI-CV), Obsessive Compulsive Personality Rating Scale, Yale Global Tic Severity Scale(YGTSS), Clinician's Global Impression-Tourette Syndrome (CGI-TS), Tourette Syndrome Symptom List (TSSL), Clinician's Global Impression-Anxiety (CGI-A), Covi Anxiety Scale (CAS), Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale-Revised (CMAS-R), Social Anxiety Scale for Children-Revised, Fear Survey Schedule for Children-Revised, Louisville Fear Survey, Children's Depression Rating Scale-Revised (CDRS-R), Clinician's Global Impression-Depression (CGI-D), Children's Depression Inventory (CDI), The Dimensions of Temperament Survey (DOTS), Mosher Guilt Scale-Revised, Real vs. Ideal Self Questionnaire, Harter Self-Perception Profile For Children, The Children's Global Assessment Scale (CGAS), The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), Coincident Disease Diagnoses Assessment, Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children-II (DISC-II), Yale Best Estimate of Diagnoses Schedule (Y-BEDS), Natural History Evaluation, Yale Natural History Questionnaire (YHNQ), Social Readjustment Scale for Children, Neuropsychologic Assessment, Delayed Response Tasks, Continuous Performance Task, Continuous Recognition Memory, Selective Reminding Procedures, Card Sorting Tasks, Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised, Digit Span, Digit Symbol and Mazes Paced Auditory, Serial Addition Task, Purdue Pegboard Trail Making Tasks, Fluency Tasks, Rey-Osterreith Complex Figure Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale-Fourth Edition, Physical, Neurologic, and Neurochemical Assessment Physical exam (abbreviated), Physical and Neurological Examination for Soft Signs (PANESS), 24-hour urinary cortisol and catecholamines, Family History and Family Function Assessment of family history, Assessment of Family Functioning.

The estimated duration of study is 10 years.


Ages Eligible for Study:   5 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics-- Obsessive compulsive disorder or Tourette syndrome meeting Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV criteria

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004324

United States, Connecticut
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, 06520-8035
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Yale University
Study Chair: James F. Leckman Yale University
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004324     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR06022-5099
Study First Received: October 18, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005

Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
Tourette syndrome
anxiety disorder
disease-related problem/condition
neurologic and psychiatric disorders
obsessive compulsive disorder
oncologic disorders
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Tourette Syndrome
Pathologic Processes
Personality Disorders
Mental Disorders
Anxiety Disorders
Basal Ganglia Diseases
Brain Diseases
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Tic Disorders
Movement Disorders
Heredodegenerative Disorders, Nervous System
Neurodegenerative Diseases
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
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