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Anxiety medication and Tourettes Syndrome

Postby tokinouta » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:07 pm

https://psychcentral.com/news/2010/06/2 ... 14812.html

My son who is 14yrs old has Tourette Syndrome. He has motor and vocal tics which have mellowed out the last couple of months but seems to be replaced with pretty bad OCD and GAD. I'm considering medication upon suggestion from his counselor who says an anti anxiety medication will help in his anxiety treatment. He has told me a lot of kids with Tourette Syndrome have the most trouble with GAD and OCD, not so much the tics. This is proving true for my son lately. Tics are the least of his complaints. He's afraid of everything. Worried about everything.

My question is, have any of you taken anti anxiety medication and does it help? Does it make tic's worse?
I'm a little hesitant so I thought I'd ask others.He's so young and the thought of medication is scary to me but at the same time if it helps with his anxiety I'd be happy to see him live a more productive life. Any thoughts will be welcome.
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