Living with neurological disorders can be full of challenges for both children and adults. The good news is that life with these disorders can still be filled with joy and adventure. It just takes some creative thinking and flexibility to get there, and that’s what I’m here to help with! Visit me on my own site, brittanyfichterwrites.com, if you want to know more!
Tourette Syndrome, despite all the information we’ve gained in the last 15 years, is still a hard topic to find information on. Unfortunately, the media has chosen to pick out the parts of the disorder that it deems funny, and the rest of the information seems tucked away in textbooks on dusty corners of doctors’ desks.
Well, no more. Here is the 10th and final in a series of 10 questions that touch on topics I’ve talked about with parents of children (and individuals) with Tourettes multiple times. You want a quick, easy answer to share with someone who doesn’t understand? Hopefully, I’ll have it right here as part of this series!
In case you missed them, here are links to all of the other parts:
Also, if you want more information about a certain topic, I’ve linked related posts underneath each answer. My related posts will have more sources that you can look up on the topic if you so desire.
Are There Ways to Lessen Tics?
There are a lot of ways to lessen tics! It’s important to have more than one method of reducing tics since tics are temperamental. Since tics are often so joined to stress and anxiety, some of the best ways to lessen the tics are to less then stress! Diet is important, as well. What you put into your brain is how well it’s going to perform!
Also, physical activity has shown to have a great impact on lessening tics, and I can vouch for that! Finally, there is also MedicineNet. MedicineNet’s page , “How is Tourette Syndrome Treated,” does caution, however, that while there are drugs that can help soften Tourettes, there is no one-medicine-treats-all pill. Instead, doctors and patients have to work together to see what works best for that individual.
For more information, see: Tourettes and Exercise
This list definitely isn’t all-encompassing, but I hope it helps to answer some of your first and most important questions about this disorder. If you have any more questions or comments you’d love to add, please post them in the Comment Box below. Also, don’t forget to sign up for my weekly newsletter for extra information about neurological disorders, education, and encouragement.
I’ll have some more topics for you in the coming weeks, too. Thanks for reading!