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What is the treatment for Rett syndrome?

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Although there is no cure for Rett syndrome, there are treatments that can improve symptoms. And children should continue these treatments for their entire life. The best options available to treat Rett syndrome include:

  • Standard medical care and medication
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Good nutrition
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Supportive services

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 8, 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 8, 2017

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