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Tourette's Syndrome in Children

This is a 10-year-old boy with slight tics, slight learning disability, ADD, ADHD, and depression. List recommendations for appropriate treatment options and coping mechanisms for (10-year-old boy) and other people with the disorder. Cite preventative measures that may be employed for others who may be at risk for the disorder.

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First, as you briefly examine some recommendations for appropriate treatment options and coping mechanisms for (10-year-old boy) and other people with the disorder, one article offers insights:

O'Quinn, A. N., & Thompson Jr, R. J. (1980). Tourette's Syndrome: An Expanded View. Pediatrics, 66(3), 420.

The author advocates an interdisciplinary treatment perspective. For example, they insist on speech and language therapy as essential to addressing the kid's needs.

Many sources debate medical treatment as an intervention, as evident in this article:

Another source sheds light on this topic:

Robertson, M. M. (2006). Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, tics, and Tourette's syndrome: the relationship and treatment implications. A commentary. European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 15(1), 1-11.

Robertson suggests that because sleep is commonly disturbed in kids with TS and ADHD, "The treatment implications of ADHD in the setting of tics or TS are important. Clonidine is suggested as a first line treatment. It was once thought that stimulants were contraindicated in the treatment of ADHD in the setting of TS, whereas it is suggested that they may be safe, but should be used judiciously. In addition, it was once
thought that the combination of stimulants and ...

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Tourette's Syndrome in children is briefly assessed in 600 words of notes and references.

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