Main research areas
Since 2005, we have followed a large clinical cohort of children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome longitudinally with focus on symptom severity, comorbidity, neuropsychological consequences, neuroimaging and genetics.
Since 2014, we have offered a new non-pharmacological treatment for tics, behavioural therapy, and evaluate ongoing its effect in a research project.
Since 2017, we have established a cohort of twins with Tourette syndrome, who we examine clinically and genetically.
Headache in children
All patients in the paediatric headache outpatient clinic, Herlev University Hospital were included in a study aiming to examine the effect of a multidisciplinary treatment programme during a one-year period. We also investigated the pathophysiological mechanisms of tension type headache in children and adolescents as well as non-medical treatment of headache in children.
Other neuropaediatric topics
I have also been engaged in research in mental retardation, qualitative research in how parents manage having children with severe handicaps as well as study about treatment of children with cerebral palsy.