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Pharmacological Intervention: Tourette Disorder

Pharmacological Intervention: Tourette Disorder

  • Pharmacological intervention for Tourette disorder is most effective when it is combined with other therapy, such as:
    • Behavioral therapy
    • Individual counseling or psychotherapy
    • Family therapy
  • Common medications used for Tourette disorder
    • Antipsychotics
    • Alpha agonists

Oppositional Defiant Disorder (O D D)

  • Characterized by a persistent pattern of angry mood and defiant behavior
  • Occurs more frequently than is usually observed in individuals of comparable age and developmental level
  • Interferes with social, educational, or vocational activities

The Nursing Process: ODD

  • Assessment
  • Diagnosis
  • Outcomes
  • Planning / Implementation
  • Evaluation