Tics are involuntary, repeated actions that are difficult to control. Examples of motor tics are eye blinking and movements with arms and legs. Examples of vocal tics are throat clearing and words. Tic disorders are a spectrum of conditions were Tourette syndrome belongs to the most severe. In many cases the symptoms diminish by adulthood.
Which psychological and pharmacological treatments are effective in adults with tics or Tourette syndrome?
SBU Enquiry response consists of systematic literature searches to highlight studies that can address questions received by the SBU Enquiry Service from Swedish healthcare or social service providers. Relevant references are compiled by an SBU staff member, in consultation with an external expert when needed. The quality of the studies identified is not systematically reviewed.
Anna Andreasson and Miriam Entesarian Matsson at SBU.