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TIC Genetics and OCD Genetics Studies at Yale Child Study Center  

 Yale Child Study Center is currently looking for participants for two genetics studies: TIC Genetics and OCD Genetics.
The purpose is to identify the genetic factors that cause these disorders using a family-based approach. This will greatly contribute to the understanding of TS and OCD and may help develop new therapies in the future. 
This requires participation from a child and both biological parents, can be done remotely and participation will be compensated with a $100 Amazon gift card for the family. Please note that this research lab does not offer any treatment.  
What is needed from you?
  1. Genetic Samples: Yale researchers will obtain a blood sample and saliva sample for genetic analysis from the child and both parents. If a family member is unable to come to Yale University in person for a blood draw, they can send someone to your house to have this done at a convenient time for you.

  2. Questionnaire: Yale will ask you to complete standardized questionnaires asking about how you and your child think, feel, and behave as well as questions about your medical and psychiatric history. These questionnaires can be completed from home, and Yale can assist with any questions or concerns.

  3. Interview: Once you have completed the questionnaires and returned them, Yale will review them and set up a brief 15-20-minute phone call to review your responses.

If you have further questions or are interested in participating in the study, please contact Yale at, call at (203)-677-0842, or use the following link to complete the study:
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