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What are some questions I should ask my doctor about Tourette's syndrome?

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Here are some questions for your doctor concerning Tourette's syndrome:

If your child has Tourette’s syndrome, you may also want to ask how long his tics might last or what you can do to help him deal with his symptoms at home and at school.

  • How long will these symptoms last? Will they ever go away?
  • Do I need any more tests?
  • What kind of specialists do I need to see?
  • Do I need any treatment?
  • Do the treatments have any side effects?
  • If I have children, what are the chances they will have Tourette’s syndrome?

From: Tourette's Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Tourette Syndrome."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Tourette's Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: "Tourette Syndrome."

National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Tourette's Syndrome."

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Tourette Syndrome Fact Sheet."

CDC: "Facts About Tourette Syndrome."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 10, 2017

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