Tic Disorder Treatments

At Northwestern Medicine, tic disorder treatment is made for your unique needs and diagnosis.

Tic disorder treatment will change from patient to patient. It will depend on the type of tics you have and how severe they are.

Our goal at the Northwestern Medicine Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center is to help our patients manage their tics and improve their quality of life. We do this with a complete and multidisciplinary approach to care. Experts in neurology, social work, and psychiatry work together to create the best treatment plan possible for you.

Your condition will determine your treatment.

Your treatment may include:

  • Medication
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Supportive therapies
  • Surgery

Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)

CBIT is a non-medication treatment. It is highly-structured therapy. Studies show that more than half of patients who do CBIT will have less tic severity and an improved ability to do daily tasks. CBIT is not a cure for tic disorders. But it can help you manage tics and improve your quality of life.

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