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Herbal Treatment For Motor Tics
Tics: Tics can be minor or major. The latter is generally if they interfere with daily activity or living. Medications can be helpful, but generally a specialist should evaluate to see if they are part of a larger diagnosis or independent. This answer will drive therapy. A primary physician can do the initial evaluation and make a necessary referral prior to medication or behavioral therapy. ...Read more
NO: We have simple tics (habit spasms) sometimes complicated affecting more than one focus and sometimes accompanied by vocal sounds. A fairly uncommon form usually inherited and occurring in childhood consisting of motor tics, vocal sounds and accompanied by involuntary utterances of obscenities is called tourette syndrome, the distinction is not always clear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: Most motor tics associated with adhd are related to medication side effects. Some tics, motor or other types are unrelated to either disorder. OCD tics would have an anxiety reducing component to them. See a doctor to get some professional perspective on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 yrs old, who has ADHD, has motor tics he preforms several times a day. This has been going on for two years. Is tics a mild form of tourettes?
Started 0.5mg of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety & mainly chronic motor tics. What kind of side effects can I expect from this med? & can it be taken long term?
Not best long-term: Klonopin not usually the best long-term treatment for anxiety, at least not as initial choice. Zoloft (sertraline) is better choice for chronic anxiety. Klonopin could be used as-needed while waiting for zoloft (sertraline) to take effect-- other non-addictive medications could be tried first for the chronic motor tics. Klonopin is addictive if taken on regular basis; causes drowsiness; can cause depression long term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends greatly: the side effects of any drug treatment depends greatly on which drug is being used as well as who is taking it. Side effects vary from person to person. Additionally, you may have the option of several different classes of medications for chronic motor tic treatment, each with their own side effect profile. You can search each drug individually for their listed side effect profile. ...Read more
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