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MMW Fortschr Med. 2006 May 15;Spec no. 2:28-30.

[Therapy of chronic tic disorders].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Abteilung für Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie/Psychotherapie, Universität Göttingen.


Chronic tic disorders are associated with a high percentage of mental disorder symptoms, in particular ADHS and obsessive-compulsive disorders. These lead not only to special difficulties in the daily routine, but also negatively affect the psychosocial development more clearly and over a longer time than most tics themselves. The spontaneous remission rate of tic disorders is high. For mild symptoms, psychoeducation, contact to self-help groups and relaxation methods are sufficient. For more serious subjective psychological strain and/or clear psychosocial impairment, more far-reaching measures are indicated: principally medications and behavior therapy. If an accompanying mental disturbance is present, the treatment of this disorder is the first priority of the therapeutic program.

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