Tourette Syndrome Clinic
The Tourette Syndrome Clinic at Monroe Carell treats patients dealing with symptoms of this neurodevelopment disorder. Our expert specialists provide the latest treatment options through a comprehensive plan designed to meet your unique needs. We focus on delivering critical information to help your family manage the signs and symptoms of Tourette syndrome and tic disorders through medication or behavioral therapies.
Meet Your Care Team
Meet our program clinic staff.
- Deep Brain Stimulation, Epilepsy, Essential Tremor, Movement Disorders, Neuralgia, Trigeminal, Neurologic Surgery, Neurological Surgery
- Clinical Neuropsychology, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, Neurosciences, Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Why Choose the Tourette Syndrome Clinic at Monroe Carell
- Recognized care
Vanderbilt is recognized as a Tourette Association of America Center of Excellence for Tourette syndrome and tic disorders. We work with the TAA on a national patient registry.
- Comprehensive care
Our team features movement disorder specialists and an occupational therapist certified in Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). During a visit, we review notes and test results, discuss current symptoms and conduct a complete neurologic exam to develop a personalized treatment plan. We use established medication and non-medication options for managing Tourette syndrome symptoms.
- Seamless care
Our pediatric experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and adult care providers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center provide seamless clinical care across your lifespan.
- Coordinated care
Our team coordinates your care with experts in other Vanderbilt specialties, including neurology, occupational therapy, psychology and neuropsychology, neurosurgery, pharmacy and psychiatry.
- Expert consultations
We offer consultations and welcome referrals from patients, families and outside providers.
- Active research
Our team is involved in active clinical research to explore the causes of and treatments for Tourette, including industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated studies. We also help teach other health care providers and educators about the syndrome and its treatment.
- Connections to support
We help patients connect with community patient and caregiver support groups, recognizing that managing Tourette syndrome includes relationships outside the clinic.
- Clinical trials
As part of an academic medical center, we offer access to some of the most promising new approaches being tested in clinical trials. Find a clinical trial.
Tests, Treatments and Services
We offer a full range of tests, treatments, and services including:
- Behavioral therapies, including comprehensive behavioral intervention for tics (CBIT)
- Medications targeting tics and co-occurring psychiatric disorders (e.g., ADHD, OCD), including central adrenergic inhibitors, anti-seizure medications, antidepressants, anxiolytics, neuroleptics, stimulants, and botulinum toxin injections