Tourette’s syndrome – Taming the Tics

Posted in Brain & Nervous System, Disease & Disorders, Mental health No discussion yet on February 24th, 2010

Tourette’s syndrome is a perplexing disorder causing peculiar tics, abrupt jerkiness and bizarre vocalizations. Frequently, tics ailments and tic-associated obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) happen collectively and mostly assuage or even subside in early adulthood. However, lamentably at times elevated dosages of SSRI antidepressants (for instance, Prozac) would be needed for deriving a favourable response. Furthermore, sometimes augmenting the SSRI with another medicine is required. The outcomes of a latest study showed that several of the obsessive compulsive disorder cases in remission continued their intake of an SSRI antidepressant medicine. The ideal treatment in case of early inset, tic-associated O.C.D is generally a merger of medicines and cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mostly a definite method known as exposure and response deterrence. During a remedial session of exposure and response deterrence, the patient and the analyst start off with a reciprocally decided upon  [...]

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