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Tourette's Syndrome Treatment

Tourette's syndrome is a life-long condition that has no cure. Treatment is directed at controlling symptoms that can interfere with normal daily functioning. Treatment of Tourette's syndrome often includes a combination of medications and mental health counseling. The selection of medication is highly individualized, and a variety of medications are usually tested before discovering the one that provides the best results.

Treating Tourette's may also require controlling the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder. Both of these conditions can occur with Tourette's syndrome.

Specific treatment of Tourette's syndrome may include:

Tourette's Syndrome Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Tourette's syndrome:

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Last Updated: Jun 9, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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