Treatments for Tourette Syndrome

The Northwestern Medicine Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Center is a Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence. Our goal is to help our patients manage Tourette syndrome 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 with patients to make a treatment plan for their specific needs.

Depending on your condition, 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 significant reductions in tic severity and improved ability to do daily tasks. CBIT is not a cure for tic disorders. But CBIT can help patients manage their tics and improve their quality of life.