Pharmacotherapy of Tourette's syndrome and associated disorders

D. J. Cohen, Mark A Riddle, J. F. Leckman

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Abstract

Tourette's syndrome (TS) is a chronic neuropsychiatric disorder characterized by multiform motor and phonic tics. Conditions that are commonly associated with TS include attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Medications used to treat tics include haloperidol, pimozide, and clonidine. Symptoms of ADHD may respond to clonidine or desipramine. Specific serotonin uptake inhibitors, such as fluoxetine or clomipramine, are used in the treatment of OCD symptoms. The decision to use medication and the monitoring of its impact require careful assessment of the child's overall development and not only the presence of tic symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-129
Number of pages21
JournalPsychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume15
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Tics
Tourette Syndrome
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Clonidine
Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
Drug Therapy
Pimozide
Clomipramine
Desipramine
Fluoxetine
Serotonin Uptake Inhibitors
Haloperidol
Child Development
Therapeutics

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Pharmacotherapy of Tourette's syndrome and associated disorders. / Cohen, D. J.; Riddle, Mark A; Leckman, J. F.

In: Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Vol. 15, No. 1, 1992, p. 109-129.

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