• Freeman, Roger

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    Clinical Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, UBC

    Degrees / Designations
    Primary Area of Research
    Brain, Behaviour & Development
    Secondary Area(s) of Research
    Phone
    604-875-2097
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    Lab Phone
    Mailing Address
    4500 Oak Street
    Vancouver, V6H3N1
    Research Areas
    Movement disorders, visual and hearing impairment, genetic disorders
    Summary
    Dr. Freeman manages the Tourette syndrome International database Consortium or "TIC". Sixty-one sites in 27 countries have been involved in the TIC and the database now holds data on over 8,000 cases. Dr. Freeman and his research group have had 5 publications, with more currently in the works. They are also finishing research on a follow-up of 41 cases of Stereotypic Movement Disorder. 
    Current Projects
    Selected Publications

    Freeman RD (2015) Tics and Tourette Syndrome: Key Clinical Perspectives. London: Mac Keith Press/Wiley. PMID: 22261832

    Wanderer S, Roessner V, Freeman RD, et al. (2012) Relationship of obsessive–compulsive disorder to age-related comorbidity in children and adolescents with Tourette disorder. J Dev Behav Pediatr 33: 124–33. PMID: 22261832

    Freeman, R. D., Soltanifar, A. & Baer, S. (2010). Stereotypic Movement Disorder: Easily Missed. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 52(8), 733-738. PMID: 20187883

    Burd, L., Li, Q., Kerbeshian, J., Klug, M. G., & Freeman, R. D. (2009). Tourette syndrome and comorbid pervasive developmental disorders.
     Journal of Child Neurology, 24(2), 170-175. PMID: 19182154

    Freeman, R. D., Zinner, S. H., Muller-Vahl, K. R., Fast, D. K., Burd, L. J., Kano, Y., Rothenberger, A., Roessner, V., Kerbeshian, J., Stern, J.S., Jankovic, J., Loughin, T., Janik, P., Shady, G., Robertson, M.M., Lang, A.E., Budman, C., Magor, A., Bruun, R., & Berlin, C. M.,Jr. (2009). Coprophenomena in Tourette syndrome. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 51(3), 218-227. PMID: 19183216

    Wasdell, M. B., Jan, J. E., Bomben, M. M., Freeman, R. D., Rietveld, W. J., Tai, J., Hamiltton, D., & Weiss, M. D. (2008). A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of controlled release melatonin treatment of delayed sleep phase syndrome and impaired sleep maintenance in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 
    Journal of Pineal Research, 44(1), 57-64. PMID: 18078449

    Jan, J. E., Owens, J. A., Weiss, M. D., Johnson, K. P., Wasdell, M. B., Freeman, R. D., & Ipsiroglu, O. S. (2008). Sleep hygiene for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. 
    Pediatrics, 122(6), 1343-1350. PMID: 19047255

    Roessner, V., Becker, A., Banaschewski, T., Freeman, R. D., & Rothenberger, A. Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium. (2007). Developmental psychopathology of children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome--impact of ADHD. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 16 Suppl 1, 24-35. PMID: 17665280

    Freeman, R. D. Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium. (2007). Tic disorders and ADHD: Answers from a world-wide clinical dataset on Tourette syndrome.
     European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 16 Suppl 1, 15-23. PMID: 17665279

    Roessner V, Becker A, Banaschewski T, et al. (2007) Developmental psychopathology of children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome – impact of ADHD. Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 16 (Suppl 1): 24–35. PMID: 17665280

    Carr, R., Wasdell, M. B., Hamilton, D., Weiss, M. D., Freeman, R. D., Tai, J., Rietveld, W.J., & Jan, J.E. (2007). Long-term effectiveness outcome of melatonin therapy in children with treatment-resistant circadian rhythm sleep disorders.
    Journal of Pineal Research, 43(4), 351-359. PMID: 17910603

    Freeman RD (2007) Tic disorders and ADHD: answers from a world-wide clinical dataset on Tourette syndrome. Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry 16 (Suppl 1): 15–23. PMID: 17665279

     

    Pringsheim T, Freeman R, Lang A (2007) Tourette syndrome and dystonia. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 78: 544. PMCID: PMC2117837

    Weiss, M. D., Wasdell, M. B., Bomben, M. M., Rea, K. J., & Freeman, R. D. (2006). Sleep hygiene and melatonin treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD and initial insomnia. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45(5), 512-519. PMID: 16670647

    Burd L, Freeman RD, Klug MG, Kerbeshian J (2006) Variables associated with increased tic severity in 5,500 participants with Tourette syndrome. J Dev Phys Disabil 128: 13–24.

    Burd L, Freeman RD, Klug MG, Kerbeshian J (2005) Tourette syndrome and learning disabilities. BMC Pediatr 5: 34. PMID: 16137334

    Fiala O, Růžička (2002) International database of Tourette syndrome: pilot study of the project in Czech Republic. Homeostasis 41: 146-51.

    Freeman RD, Fast DK, Burd L, et al. (2001) An international perspective on Tourette syndrome: reply. Dev Med Child Neurol 43: 428–9 (letter). PMID: 11409834

    Freeman RD, Fast DK, Burd L, et al. (2000) An international perspective on Tourette syndrome: selected findings from 3,500 individuals in 22 countries. Tourette Syndrome International Database Consortium. Dev Med Child Neurol 42: 436–47. PMID: 10972415

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