Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders
Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders involve motor and vocal tics. They are often seen in combination with anxiety disorders, OCD, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Depression and ADHD. TS and chronic tics are thought to have neurobiological origins with genetic contributions and environmental influences.
Treatment of Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders:
Treatment involves therapy focused on understanding the environmental impact on tics and learning ways to make modifications to promote tic reduction. The most effective treatment is known as Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). This evidence-based treatment involves: