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Tourette Syndrome in Children

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1. Recommendations for appropriate treatment options and coping mechanisms for the selected case and other people with Tourette's in children.

2. Preventative measures that may be employed for others who may be at risk for Tourette's in children.

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The solution discusses some appropriate treatments for children with Tourette Syndrome, as well as coping mechanisms, the causes, and preventative measures.

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While there is no cure for Tourette Syndrome, there are appropriate treatment options for children affected with this disorder. One option would be medications, which can be used to reduce the disruptive tics that can lead to problems for others around the child affected. Medications can also be used to reduce the symptoms or other conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, which can sometimes affect these children. It is important for a doctor to prescribe these types of medications, whereas, with all medications there may be side effects that may need to be monitored. Some side effects can be weight gain, tiredness, restlessness, social withdrawal, and stiff muscles. In some cases, the side effects of the medications ...

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