A large proportion of treatment involves discussions with trained practitioners who can provide education and support to people with Tourette’s syndrome and their families.
Various psychological treatments can also improve symptoms for patients with Tourette’s including cognitive behavioural therapy, habit reversal training and exposure with response prevention therapy.
In addition, medication can sometimes help to reduce the frequency of tics. The most commonly prescribed medications are antipsychotics, such as haloperidol, risperidone and aripiprazole. Some patients with severe debilitating symptoms may benefit from specialist brain surgery.
Medicinal cannabis may also be considered when first line therapies have not achieved adequate symptom control.