Lessons learned from this symposium about Tourette syndrome include comorbid disorders sometimes being more impairing than tics alone and how to avoid time-wasting and disappointed regimens. This symposium will give audience a better understanding of the development of the child brain. Changing life style may help a lot. Otherwise, deep brain stimulation may improve those refractory patients.
- Learn the whole scope of clinical manifestations of Tourette syndrome (TS), not just tics alone.
- Apply non-pharmacological and pharmacological managements appropriately, and the role of deep brain stimulation in refractory TS.
This educational session helped me to identify changes I could make in my practice related to:
- Try non-pharmacological management and appropriate medicine for children with Tourette syndrome; and deep brain stimulation perhaps another choice for refractory patients.
- Avoid many irrelevant alternatives.
Organizer: Huei-Shyong Wang, MD; Chang Gung Children’s Hospital, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan
Beneath the Tip of the Iceberg: Comorbidities of Tourette Syndrome
Jennifer Vermilion, MD; University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA
Non-Pharmacological Management: Anti-Boring Lifestyles for Children with Tourette Syndrome
Huei-Shyong Wang, MD
Pharmacological Therapy for Tourette Syndrome: What Medicines Can Do and Cannot Do
Yoshiko Nomura, MD PhD; Yoshiko Nomura Neurological Clinic for Children, Tokyo, Japan
Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome
Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD; University of Rochester, Rochester, New York, USA