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Pilot Study of the Modified Atkins Diet for Tourette Syndrome


Phase 1
12 Years
65 Years
Not Enrolling
Both
Tourette Syndrome

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Trial Information

Pilot Study of the Modified Atkins Diet for Tourette Syndrome


Inclusion Criteria:



- Ages 12-65 years

- Tourette syndrome (vocal and motor tics for over a year)

- > 20 score on the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale

- Ability to follow instructions and comply with the dietary changes

Exclusion Criteria:

- Secondary tics

- Underweight (BMI < 5%)

- Prior use of the Atkins diet for over 2 days

- High cholesterol or triglycerides

- Major depression or anxiety disorder

- Pregnancy

- Substance abuse

Type of Study:

Interventional

Study Design:

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Outcome Measure:

Tic frequency

Outcome Description:

Number of tics per day, intensity, severity, will be compared to baseline (pre-diet)

Outcome Time Frame:

2 months

Safety Issue:

No

Authority:

United States: Institutional Review Board

Study ID:

AtkinsTourette

NCT ID:

NCT00952601

Start Date:

September 2008

Completion Date:

July 2010

Related Keywords:

  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Tourette
  • Atkins
  • Ketosis
  • Tic
  • Tourette Syndrome

Name

Location

Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimore, Maryland  21287