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Psychopharmacotherapy in Patients with Tics and Other Motor Disorders

Psychopharmacotherapy in Patients with Tics and Other Motor Disorders

Source : https://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-56015-1_257-1

Yijing Bai Long Niu Song Li Weidong Le Living reference work entry Tics are defined as involuntary, sudden, nonrhythmic, rapid movements and/or sounds, with onset in childhood or adolescence. The first-line treatment for tics is cognitive behavioral therapy, but when behavior therapy is unsuccessful and tics still cause troublesome, pharmacotherapy is recommended.