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is there medication for tourettes?

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Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Meds for Touretts: There are many medications commonly used to treat tourette syndrome. Consult a neurologist or psychiatrist who has experience in dealing with tourette syndrome and can offer the newest approaches in addition to the ones now in common useage.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What is tourette syndrome?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Brain disease: Ts is a neurobiologic condition involving the thalamus in the brain, caused by inheritance, but occasionally by panda's. It's main symptoms are complex(several muscle groups moving involuntarily to appease a sensory compulsion) tics or motor movements involving various body areas, including vocalizations (complex vocal motor tics).Occasionally ts is debilitating, but most often it's treatable.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of tourette syndrome?

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Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Neurology 39 years experience
Severe tic syndrome: Multiple tics associated with snorting, sniffing, involuntary vocalizations, and troublesome compulsive and aggressive impulses constitute the major features of gilles de la tourette syndrome. It is the rarest and most severe of the tic disorders that begins in childhood, usually as a simple tic. Hyperactivity and disorders of attention and perception are frequent. Intelligence does not decline.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Are tourette's syndrome and OCD related in anyway?

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: Commonly, ocd, tourette's, and adhd may be seen in the same patient, to varying degrees.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Child Psychiatry 43 years experience
One interesting finding is that in families with a heavy occurrence of Tourette's Disorder is that males often are more likely to have Tourette's and females often have OCD. ADHD is quite common with Tourette's.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Any treatment for tourette syndrome?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Tourette: Most cases are mild & require no medications, can benefit from reassurance & psychobehavioral therapy (cognitive therapy, biofeedback) & education. Medications that are helpful for tics are; clonidine, orap, (pimozide) tenex, and other medications that treat comorbid conditions such as OCD & adhd.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What medications are there for Tourette's syndrome?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Tourette's meds: Antidopaminergic for bothersome tics: tetrabenazine, fluphenazine, risperidone; neuroleptics: haloperidol, pimozide; Topiramate; alpha adrenergic agonists: guanfacine, clonidine; w/ ADHD: CNS stimulants eg methylphenidate; atomoxetine, w/ OCD: SSRI such as fluoxetine; 2nd generation antipsychotics drugs; botox. Many more all off label.

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