The treatment of tics

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Tics are the essential component of a variety of disorders, notably Tourette syndrome. Because the mere presence of tics does not require therapeutic intervention, criteria are essential for determining a functional disability. Suggested tic-suppressing treatments have been extremely diverse, including hydrotherapy, behavioral treatments, pharmacotherapy, botulinum toxin, immunomodulatory therapy, and surgery. This manuscript reviews each of these approaches with emphasis on more recent pharmacologic trials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)195-202
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent neurology and neuroscience reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2001


  • Clonidine
  • Clozapine
  • Pergolide
  • Risperidone
  • Tourette Syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology


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