Jefferson University Hospitals

Tourette's Syndrome

The symptoms of Tourette's syndrome can be grueling for children and adolescents dealing with this condition. It is important to have a qualified child psychiatrist or other qualified mental health provider diagnose this condition, so that you can discuss a treatment plan that will minimize of the effects of the symptoms in your child's life.

The caring and compassionate mental health professionals at Jefferson provide a multifaceted approach to developing a personalized treatment plan that may include a combination of psychotherapy and medication. Our specialists will also seek to determine if the tics interfere with functioning or school performance, and/or if there are other disorders also present (i.e., obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). In these instances, some effective medications are available.

Our staff of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Services provides comprehensive diagnostic evaluation, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, parent counseling and family therapy services.

Make an Appointment

Call 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669) to make an appointment with a Jefferson Health specialist.