Tics can be very disruptive and embarrassing for your child. They may also cause social isolation, which can lead to depression or anxiety in some children. You must work closely with your doctor to find the right treatment plan for your child so that they can live a happy life without tics.
There are many different medications available today that help control tics in people who suffer from Tourettes Syndrome. These include dopamine blockers such as Fluphenazine, Haloperidol (Haldol), Risperidone (Risperdal), and Pimozide (Orap).
Other options include ADHD medications like Adderall and Strattera, Central adrenergic inhibitors like Clonidine, Antidepressants like Prozac or Zoloft, and antiseizure medications such as Tegretol or Depakote ER.
Some find it helpful to use a Dopamine Blocker, an FDA-approved medication that can help reduce the number of tics you experience each day. A dopamine blocker works by blocking the activity of dopamine receptors in your brain. This helps reduce the frequency and severity of your tics over time and reduce stress levels associated with having Tourette Syndrome.
ADHD medications are known for their ability to help people focus and control impulsive behaviors. And they are also known for helping those who suffer from Tourette Syndrome. You don’t have to live your life in fear of making a mistake because of your tics anymore. With the right medication, you can take back control over your life.
Antidepressants are effective in treating tics associated with Tourette syndrome. They help reduce the frequency of tics by blocking certain neurotransmitters in the brain that cause them. The best part is they don’t just treat your symptoms; they also improve mood and quality of life.
Several antiseizure medications can help with the symptoms associated with Tourette’s Syndrome. These include gabapentin, topiramate, levetiracetam, zonisamide, tiagabine hydrochloride, and pregabalin. Most people find this medicine helps in reducing their symptoms.
To learn more about neurological disorders and their causes, visit NJDDC’s blog section.