Education, explaining and giving them some reassurance are some of the best treatments you can do for your child, as these are some of the most important roles in tourette treatment. There are currently no medications which can cure or effectively control the tics either vocally or physically your child suffers from. They can only aid them in diminishing the quantity of tics and treating other disorders caused from the tourette’s. Sometimes medication is not even necessary it all depends on the severity and the individual attitude of the patient.
Tourette treatment focuses to help the child identify and to manage the symptoms which they find are the most impairing to them. Again, education, psycho-behavioral therapies and your reassurance goes along way in improving any tourette treatment they go through. Some children’s symptoms are more severe and pharmaceutical tourette treatment will need to be tried.
Medications that may be used in tourette treatment include the drugs called neuroliptics such as atypical risperodone, pimozide, fluphenozine and haloperidol; these could have effects which may be shorter or longer and adverse at times. The medicines quanfacine and clonidine are antihypertensive, which aid in the tourette treatment of the tics.
When attention deficits disorders are also associated with tourette’s your child could be put on medications that will ease the effects of this disorder and help out with the other tourette symptoms as well, like Prozac, Zoloft, Anafranil, Tenex and Luvox. These will also help your child if an obsessive compulsive disorder is also in the equation.
Another tourette treatment for your child is called therapy of cognitive behavior; this is often useful when the patient has an obsessive compulsive disorder too. Tics may be lessened during this treatment with techniques for relaxation like meditation exercises, exercise itself, yoga or anything your child enjoys that relieves them from being stressed out such as painting, writing or drawing.
Children who have debilitating and severe tourette’s is being researched with an experimental tourette treatment called stimulation of the deep brain, since it has been in the experimental phase though, chances are not very good for this to be an effective option or treatment. This procedure is very involved, risky and dangerous.
Overall tourette treatment can be somewhat controlled in the less severe stages where your child will fit in with friends and class mates without anyone ever thinking they may have an underlying illness, others can learn how to adapt to their situations and live out a healthy and happy life.