There is no cure for TS, but it can be effectively treated through the use of therapy, or in a limited number of cases, drugs. Various types of therapy have been shown to work, including psychotherapy, behavioural therapy and relaxation therapy.

  1. People with life-disrupting symptoms can often suppress them with one of several drugs that affect the chemistry of the brain, including haloperidol (Haldol), clonidine (Catapres), pimozide (Orap), fluphenazine (Prolixin), clomipramine (Anafranil), and fluoxetine (Prozac).
  2. Family counseling and psychotherapy may be useful to help cope with adjustment problems associated with the social stigma common in more severe cases.