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Tic Disorders

Tic Disorder Index Tics: Definitions and descriptions
Chief complaint: Unusual movements Other movement patterns and disorders
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Medications for Tic Disorders


  1. Neuroleptics (Geodon, Haldol, Orap, Prolixin, Risperdal, Zyprexa)
  2. Alpha-2-adrenergic agonists (Catapres, Tenex)
  3. Benzodiazepine (Klonopin)
  4. Antidepressants
    1. Tricyclics (Anafranil, Norpramin, Tofranil, Pamelor)
      (They are most commonly used in the treatment of concurrent anxiety problems or depression)
    2. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, Prozac, Zoloft)
      (They are most commonly used in the treatment of concurrent obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety problems, or depression. They occasionally also lead to reduction of tics.)
    3. Other (Trazedone - Desyrel)
      (It is most commonly used in the treatment of concurrent sleep disturbance, anxiety problems, or depression. It occasionally reduces tics.)

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