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Abstract Title:

Severe motor and vocal tics controlled with Sativex®.

Abstract Source:

Australas Psychiatry. 2016 Aug 24. Epub 2016 Aug 24. PMID: 27558217

Abstract Author(s):

David Trainor, Lois Evans, Rupert Bird

Article Affiliation:

David Trainor

Abstract:

OBJECTIVES: A single case report on cannabinoid treatment for treatment-resistant Tourette syndrome (TS).

METHOD: Our subject received 10.8 mg Tetrahydocannabinol and 10 mg cannabidiol daily, in the form of two oro-mucosal sprays of 'Sativex(®)', twice daily. Assessment was pre-treatment and at week one, two, and four during treatment. He completed the Yale Global Tic Severity Scale as a subjective measure, and was videoed at each stage. The videos were objectively rated by two assessors, blind to the stage of treatment, using the Original Rush Videotape Rating Scale.

RESULTS: Both subjective and objective measures demonstrated marked improvement in the frequency and severity of motor and vocal tics post-treatment. There was good interrater reliability of results.

CONCLUSIONS: Our results support previous research suggesting that cannabinoids are a safe and effective treatment for TS and should be considered in treatment-resistant cases. Further studies are needed to substantiate our findings.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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