Translational Adolescent and Childhood Therapeutic Interventions in Compulsive Syndromes

The aim of TACTICS is to identify, over a 5-year period, the neural, genetic and molecular factors involved in the pathogenesis of compulsivity. A strong multidisciplinary team of preclinical and clinical top researchers all work together to a better understanding and treatment of the syndromes. TACTICS is a project funded by the EU programme FP7 and combines 11 partners from 7 different countries.

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There is an urgent need for the development of conceptually novel pharmacological strategies.


Compulsive Syndromes

Compulsivity is characterized by a repetitive, irresistible urge to perform a definite behavior.


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The TACTICS project concluded in 2018. Read the final summary report of its key results & impact!

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A paper acknowledging TACTICS made it all the way to CNN, Times, and the Washington Post! Click here to view all publications.

Prof. Dr. Barbara Franke now member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

See Rick Dijkhuizen's presentation on "DTI of White Matter in Brain Diseases".

View Jan Buitelaar's presentation on "Personalized Medicine in Compulsivity".

Have a look at Steve William's presentation on "Imaging the Compulsive Trait".

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TACTICS has assembled a strong multidisciplinary team of preclinical and clinical top researchers.

To facilitate the organisation and management, the project is structured in “Work Packages” which together comprise the project.

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