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A Neurological Disorder

The Choice to Medicate

Kevin Kirkwood

on 23 April 2010

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Transcript of A Neurological Disorder

A Neurological Disorder The Choice to Medicate Tourette Syndrome It's always the patient's choice.. Prescription Medication can be abused..
Over 200,000 people diagnosed An inherited disorder of the nervous system, characterized by a variable expression of unwanted movements and noises (tics). Tics can be humiliating and dehumanizing Medication is not the only answer Options of Medication Risperidone Zoloft Prozac Side Effects Include: -Prolonged periods of Depression
-Worsening Symptoms
-Psychological addiction
-Memory loss if medication is discontinued
-Unexpected Seizures Alternative Method of Treatment Psychotherapy (without the use of Meds) -Monitor condition and symptoms for several weeks
-Isolate existing tics, and eliminate them through
regular meetings with a personal therapist
-The point of this method is to eliminate associated anxieties Associated Disorders ADD ADHD OCD Always Consider the Consequences of your actions!
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