Wednesday Webinar Series
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May 8, 2013
Medication Management for Tics and Tourette Syndrome
Presenter: Mark Mintz, MD
Tourette Syndrome is a hereditary disorder that begins in childhood. The disorder is characterized by sudden, rapid, recurrent, nonrhythmic movements (motor tics) or sounds (vocal or phonic tics), usually accompanied by neuropsychiatric disorders such as ADHD, anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder. There are various behavioral interventions and electrical devices that are useful in treating the involuntary movements or neuropsychiatric symptoms of Tourette Syndrome, but often adjunctive pharmacological therapies are necessary to achieve good outcomes. This webinar will explain the biological rationale for using medications for tics and Tourette Syndrome, the various types of drugs that have shown to be beneficial, and discuss the risks and benefits of medication therapies. This webinar is for professionals, therapists and persons and their families dealing with Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders.