Treatment For Tic Disorders And Tourette’s Syndrome
- Non-medication intervention
- Behavioral management tools
- Family based approach (for children)
- First line treatment
Experts in the field
Psychology Houston houses the HABIT Clinic, in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine and is a Center of Excellence as designated by the Tourette Association of America. Our providers are expertly trained in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT).
What is Tic Disorder Treatment?
CBIT is a non-medication treatment that has been clinically proven to reduce tic severity. It is a highly structured therapy consisting of 3 components:
- Awareness training: Families will learn to become aware of their tics such as when they tic and what environments make them tic.
- Competing response training: Competing response training involves learning a specific behavior/action that makes the tic more difficult to do as soon as the tic or urge appears which helps reduce, and in some cases even eliminate the tic.
- Social Support: Making changes in day-to-day activities in ways that can be helpful in reducing tics.