Treatments for Tourette's Syndrome
Those with Tourette’s syndrome experience abrupt, involuntary physical and vocal tics. Usually diagnosed at a young age, Tourette's syndrome typically doesn’t disrupt normal development. All tics are categorized as simple or complex, which can guide the most effective treatment options. Uncontrolled tics are embarrassing and can cause low self-esteem.
Treatments depend on age, overall health and your opinion on what is most bothersome. We want to know where you're struggling. If past treatments haven't worked, we'll avoid that route. Let’s work together on minimizing your tics, starting here.
Treatments We Provide
These are injected directly into the area where muscle contractions occur to relax the muscle. It greatly reduces or can even eliminate spasms.
Deep brain stimulation is a surgical device that sends electrical signals to the areas of the brain. It may help reduce your symptoms.
When you experience a decline in memory and thinking skills, you may benefit from neuropsychology. We'll work with you to improve cognitive function, emotional health and behaviors.
Tourette's Syndrome Medicine
There are a variety of medicines that may help control your tics. Anti-depressants, ADHD and anti-epileptic medicine, and other medicines that block or lessen dopamine can all be part of managing your condition.