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How effective are treatments for Rett syndrome?

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Experts believe that therapy can help girls with Rett syndrome and their parents. Some girls may be able to go to school and learn better social interaction. Medicines can treat some of the problems with movement in Rett syndrome. Medication can also help control seizures. Many girls with Rett syndrome can live at least into middle age. Researchers are studying women with the disease, which was only widely recognized in the last 20 years.

From: Rett Syndrome: What to Know WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Zhang, Y. 2008. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Rett Syndrome Fact Sheet." : “The autism spectrum: subgroups, boundaries, and treatment.” National Institute of Mental Health: "Autism Spectrum Disorders."



Neurology,Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Mayo Clinic: “Rett Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 08, 2017

SOURCES: Zhang, Y. 2008. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke: "Rett Syndrome Fact Sheet." : “The autism spectrum: subgroups, boundaries, and treatment.” National Institute of Mental Health: "Autism Spectrum Disorders."



Neurology,Psychiatric Clinics of North America

Mayo Clinic: “Rett Syndrome.”

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on January 08, 2017

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