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How can I get rid of or reduce tics disorder?.. It's very annoying and embarrassing and I just want it to stop.

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics
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In brief: Many variables

A lot depends on your age, the kind of tic disorder you have, and what triggers them. Good news is most people with tics improve with very safe medications called "alpha-2 adrenergic agonists, " that stop or remarkably decrease tics with minimum side effects.
Also, most people's tics begin to fade away when they get past puberty. It all depends on the type of motor movement problem you have.

In brief: Many variables

A lot depends on your age, the kind of tic disorder you have, and what triggers them. Good news is most people with tics improve with very safe medications called "alpha-2 adrenergic agonists, " that stop or remarkably decrease tics with minimum side effects.
Also, most people's tics begin to fade away when they get past puberty. It all depends on the type of motor movement problem you have.
Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Dr. Jonathan Megerian
Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) has also now been demonstrated to be an effective, non-medication approach to treating tic disorder. You can go to the Tourette Syndrome Association (http://www.tsa-usa.org/) where you can find information on therapist that can treat tic disorder with HRT.
Dr. Osman Farooq
Pediatrics - Neurology

In brief: Tics

If tics are very troubling to you, there are medications that can be used to treat them. However, these medications can make you drowsy.
The best thing would be to have your primary doctor refer you to a neurologist who is a movement disorder specialist.

In brief: Tics

If tics are very troubling to you, there are medications that can be used to treat them. However, these medications can make you drowsy.
The best thing would be to have your primary doctor refer you to a neurologist who is a movement disorder specialist.
Dr. Osman Farooq
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