Treatments for Tourette Syndrome
Treatment list for Tourette Syndrome: The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Tourette Syndrome includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.
- Watchful waiting - some cases are mild and are simply tolerated; some cases improve over time and remission can occur after adolescence.
- Neuroleptic drugs
- Antihypertensive drugs
- Antipsychotic drugs
- Stimulants - controversial.
- Stress reduction
- Relaxation techniques
Treatments of Tourette Syndrome discussion:
The majority of people with TS require no medication,
but medication is available to help when symptoms interfere with
functioning. TS medications are only able to help reduce specific
symptoms. Neuroleptic and antihypertensive drugs can have long- and
short-term side effects, and use of stimulants is controversial.
Relaxation techniques and biofeedback may be useful in alleviating stress.
1. excerpt from NINDS Tourette Syndrome Information Page: NINDS
Last revision: June 23, 2003
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