Tourette's Syndrome Specialist

PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists

Neurology Specialists & Headache Specialists located in Atlanta, GA

Tourette’s syndrome, in its mild form, affects as many as one in 100 people, although as many as 200,000 Americans struggle with complex cases of Tourette’s. If you need help managing your Tourette’s syndrome, or if you need care for your child’s Tourette’s, the expert board-certified physicians at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists provide innovative treatments in Atlanta. Find out how the leading neurology team can help you by booking an evaluation online or by calling to speak with a team member.

Tourette's Syndrome Q & A

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What are the symptoms of Tourette’s syndrome?

You may notice that you or your child have random episodes of unwanted movements or make uncontrolled sounds that vary from mild to severe. Motor tics associated with Tourette’s syndrome include:

  • Rapid blinking
  • Nose twitching
  • Mouth movements
  • Obscene gesturing  

If vocal tics are also present — motor tics usually occur first — you or your child may uncontrollably:

  • Bark, cough, or grunt
  • Repeat words or phrases
  • Use vulgar or inappropriate language

Plus, the symptoms associated with Tourette’s syndrome often worsen and become more intense with stress, anxiety, or fatigue. 

Why do I have Tourette’s syndrome?

If any of the above symptoms sound familiar, the team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists encourages you to come in for an evaluation to determine the severity of your Tourette’s syndrome. 

While the exact cause of Tourette’s syndrome isn’t well understood, medical experts find that a combination of genetic and environmental factors can lead to issues with neurotransmitters, which affects communication between brain cells. Plus, Tourette’s syndrome occurs up to four times as frequently in males versus females. 

In any case, your dedicated physician at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists works diligently to educate you about your diagnosis (or your child’s diagnosis), so you can work together to develop a personalized treatment plan. 

Is there a treatment for Tourette’s syndrome?

There isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment for Tourette’s syndrome. But your dedicated neurologist at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists can design a treatment plan to help you cope and lessen the severity of Tourette’s episodes. 

The team at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists is dedicated to ensuring you receive the care you need to manage Tourette’s so the disorder doesn’t take over your life. 

You can receive expert care for Tourette’s syndrome at PANDA Neurology & Atlanta Headache Specialists. Find out more by booking an exam online or over the phone today.