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my son has tourettes and his tics are really bad what can i do to ease the tics besides medication i really don't want to put him on meds?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Behavioral intervent: In some situations, a behavioral intervention is helpful. Contact a mental health professional who has experience treating medical conditions. If he is being followed by a neurologist ask him/her for a referral.

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