My Photo

Helpful Websites

« Tics begin after illness in son | Main | Dr. Robbins Featured at Conference »


TrackBack URL for this entry:

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Help for Teen with Tourettes and Mood Disorder:



A doctor should also know that Tourettes is genetic; ie, not caused by anything you do or anything you eat or don' t eat.


Thanks for your support and informative post.


To A S on your Dec 9 comment--from Sheila Rogers:
Your points are well taken. Many drugs for TS and other conditions can have much worse side-effects than marijuana. I see Dr Robbins included a link to NORML, an advocacy group that promotes the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. It seemed he was replying from both a holistic and legal standpoint. In any event, I'm so glad you've found something that helps you.


"addictive street substances (nicotine and marijuana)"

Yes, Nicotine is addictive - but you should know (supposedly being a doctor) that Marijuana is not.

I have tourette syndrome, as with everybody my tics wax and wane, but at their worse they are impossible to cope with.

I exercise as much as possible, eat a fairly balanced diet and have been on lots of different meds in the past - the only thing that has helped to control my tics is marijuana.

Side effects? Hardly any. In comparison to the medications which rarely created any reduction in my tics and also caused a lot of physical, social and mental issues for myself - and it turns out quite a few people with Tourette syndrome.

In short, I don't think you should be so quick to write something off there when you clearly have not got true first hand experience dealing with the disorder (ie you don't suffer yourself).

teen addiction treatment

Thank you for this informative post. I learned a lot here. I hope to read more of it soon.


The comments to this entry are closed.