Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with tic disorders

J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Dec;52(12):1341-59. doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2013.09.015.


Tic disorders, including Tourette's disorder, present with a wide range of symptom severity and associated comorbidity. This Practice Parameter reviews the evidence from research and clinical experience in the evaluation and treatment of pediatric tic disorders. Recommendations are provided for a comprehensive evaluation to include common comorbid disorders and for a hierarchical approach to multimodal interventions.

Keywords: Practice Parameter; Tourette’s disorder; tic disorders; treatment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic*
  • Tic Disorders* / diagnosis
  • Tic Disorders* / epidemiology
  • Tic Disorders* / therapy