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TOURETTE SYNDROME
MEDICAL TREATMENT

  • MEDICATIONS AND TOURETTE’S DISORDER: COMBINED PHARMACOTHERAPY AND DRUG INTERACTIONS
    Barbara Coffey, M.D., Cheston Berlin, M.D., Alan Naarden, M.D.   (Adobe Acrobat™ format)

  • Medications and Dosages

  • CBIT(COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR TICS)

    • CBIT (COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR TICS) - 2 HOUR VIDEO + VIDEO ROLE PLAY -
      Training for medical and allied professionals, psychologists and social  workers-click here for more information
      and registration page to view.

    • CBIT (COMPREHENSIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTION FOR TICS) - FREE pamphlet - view/download/print
      in English  and  en Español

    • BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE CONSORTIUM PUBLISHES LANDMARK PAPER
      Tested in two parallel multi-site randomized clinical trials, the CBIT procedures combine elements of habit reversal training with psychoeducation and function-based behavioral interventions. The results of the child study were recently published in JAMA (Piacentini J. et. al. Behavior Therapy for Children With Tourette Disorder: A Randomized Controlled Trial. JAMA. 2010; 303(19):1929-1937) and showed that 52.5 percent of the children who received CBIT showed significant symptom improvement compared to 18.5 percent receiving the control treatment. The benefits of CBIT also appeared to endure over time - 87 percent of CBIT responders who were reassessed six months after the end of the 10-week trial continued to show benefit. To read the paper, click here.

    • TS-BTI - TOURETTE SYNDROME BEHAVIOR TRAINING INSTITUTE
      Recognizing the critical shortage of trained behavioral therapists for treating Tourette Syndrome (TS) and tic disorders, the Tourette Syndrome Association (TSA) has established the Tourette Syndrome Behavior Therapy Institute (TS-BTI). Click
      here to read about it.
       
  • DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
    • COMMON QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT PATIENTS AND FAMILIES NEED TO KNOW WHEN CONSIDERING
      DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME
      - Click here to read.

  • CLINICAL COUNSELING

  • TSA’s STATEMENT ON UNSUBSTANTIATED REPORTS OF ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR TOURETTE SYNDROME
    - Click here to read.

 


 
You should not rely on the information posted on this Web Site as a substitute for consultations with qualified health care professionals who are familiar with individual
medical conditions and needs. TSA strongly recommends that care and treatment decisions related to Tourette Syndrome and any other medical condition be made in
consultation with a patient's physician or other qualified health care professionals who are familiar with the specific individual's health situation.



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