Myth: "The only treatment for tortures is medication"
Facts: “Many kids with tics don’t need treatment,” Woods said.
The comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT) teaches kids to recognize when they’re about to tic and to use a competing behavior.
Whether a child gets treatment depends on the severity of their tics and how much they interfere in their daily life. When a child does need treatment, behavior therapy can help.
When kids feel the urge, they can perform a behavior that interferes with the tic.
CBIT also helps kids spot and cope successfully with the stressors that worsen their tics