Psychoeducation for tics and Tourette's syndrome

Strong evidence – there is lots of high-quality evidence that some young people find this treatment option helpful.

Psychoeducation usually involves both you and your family. Your professional will give you information about what tics are, what causes them and what can help (including self-help strategies).

If your tics happen at school (especially if they are causing problems at school) then it can be helpful for you and your parents or carers to talk about some of this information with your teachers.

Sometimes it can also be helpful for you and your parents or carers to explain to other people who you see regularly that you have tics and anything that might help you. For example, it can be helpful to tell people to ignore the tics and not focus on them when they happen.

Treatments outlined on these webpages may not be available in every local area. It’s important that you discuss with your GP or mental health professional the treatment options available to you. You can also search for services near you on our Youth Wellbeing Directory and find out more about referral processes here.

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