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Treatment of Tourette syndrome: Quiz


Question 1: These include the alpha-2 agonists (clonidine and guanfacine), tricyclic antidepressants (desipramine and nortriptyline), and newer antidepressants (bupropion, venlafaxine and ________).

Question 2: These medications work by blocking ________, and are associated with a high side effect profile.
Dopamine receptor D2Dopamine receptorD2-like receptorD1-like receptor

Question 3: There is no cure for Tourette's and no medication which works universally for all individuals without significant adverse effects;[3] knowledge and understanding are the best treatments available for ________.
Social anxiety disorderHypochondriasisObsessive–compulsive disorderTic

Question 4: [23] ________ may be beneficial for tic suppression, but studies are inadequate.
Alternative medicineAcupunctureHomeopathyTraditional Chinese medicine

Question 5: ________ approaches, such as dietary modification, allergy testing and allergen control, and neurofeedback, have popular appeal, but no role has been proven for any of these in the treatment of Tourette syndrome.
NaturopathyAlternative medicineHerbalismTraditional Chinese medicine

Question 6: [25] Case reports found that ________ helped reduce tics, but validation of these results requires longer, controlled studies on larger samples.
Psychedelics, dissociatives and deliriantsCannabis smokingCannabidiolCannabis (drug)

Question 7: The traditional antipsychotic drugs are associated with tardive dyskinesia when used long-term; and parkinsonism, dystonia, dyskinesia, and ________ when used short-term.
Restless legs syndromeAkathisiaMigraineDementia with Lewy bodies

Question 8: [18] There is good empirical support for the use of desipramine, bupropion and ________ (brand name Strattera).

Question 9: ________ showed preliminary promise in case studies, but these effects were not reproduced in well-controlled trials several years later.
LobelinePhencyclidineNicotineNicotinic agonist

Question 10: Other medications that can be used to treat tics include pergolide (brand name Permax), botulinum toxin, and with less empirical support for efficacy, tetrabenazine and ________.

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