Is there any treatment?
Many children won't need treatment, but some may if their tics get in the way of their daily lives. Medicines are available that can help.
No one medicine can take care of all the symptoms of Tourette syndrome completely. However, medicines are available to help reduce specific symptoms. Like most medicines, the medicines used to treat Tourette syndrome may cause side effects.
Recognition and Management of Tourette's Syndrome and Tic Disorders by MM Bagheri, J Kerbeshian, L Burd (American Family Physician April 15, 1999, http://www.aafp.org/afp/990415ap/2263.html)
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