There is currently no cure for TS.
Most people with TS are not significantly affected by their tics or behaviours, and so do not require medication. There are medications which can help control the tics when they cause problems. However, while they may be very successful in some cases, they don’t work for everybody, or they may have undesirable side effects (eg weight gain). To find out more about the types of medications available for TS, click here to go to our medications page.
Other types of therapy may also be helpful. Psychotherapy can assist a person with TS and help the family cope. Some behaviour therapies can teach the substitution of one tic for another that is more socially acceptable, or less painful. In addition, the use of relaxation techniques can alleviate stress that would otherwise make tics worse.
Visit our Habit Reversal Therapy page to find out more information, or download our guide to psychological therapies for TS.