Insights on Explosive Outbursts and Tourette

On August 17th, our Tourette Health and Education Program (TAA-TEP), in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hosted a webinar on “Explosive Outbursts and Tourette.” Cathy L. Budman, MD, Director of the National Tourette Center of Excellence at Northwell Health Psychiatry and a Professor at Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine in New York, offered a review of the characteristics of explosive outbursts in TS, strategies to address impulse control issues that occur with TS; and information about treatment strategies. “We felt that this topic was particularly timely as the start of school often presents additional stressors on children and parents,” says Director of TAA-TEP Alexandra Gemma.