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Tourette's Syndrome (cont.)

Support Groups and Counseling

Participation in support groups can be extremely helpful for families and individuals with Tourette's syndrome. When associated symptoms such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, depression, or aggression occur, it is important to receive appropriate support services which include counseling to reduce stress and anxiety, as well as mental health services.

The National Institute of Mental Health has a web site to help with access to mental health services which is Mental Health Services Locator.

The national Tourette's Syndrome Association has chapters in most of the 50 states and also links internationally.

For individuals with associated Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder the web site for CHADD.

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