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Evaluating Tourette’s Disorder

By: jives | May 8th , 2019 | The Carlat Psychiatry Blog| 0 Comment

Despite lots of scientific investigation, the cause of TD remains relatively unknown. Most investigations seem to implicate hyper-functioning dopamine circuits. At least one study showed that antipsychotic medications, which block dopamine transmission, are beneficial in suppressing tics. (Robertson, MM. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed 2012;97(5):166-175).

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