Tourettes

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

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