What is Angelman Syndrome?

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Angelman Syndrome is a chromosomal disease that causes neurological problems.

What are Angelman Syndrome Symptoms?

Common symptoms of Angelman Syndrome include:

  • Flat heads
  • Feeding problems (infants between 1 and 2 months old)
  • Speech impairment
  • Hyperactivity
  • Epilepsy
  • Protruding tongues
  • Unexplained bouts of laughter

How is Angelmans Syndrome diagnosed?

This syndrome is usually diagnosed between the ages of three and seven when the characteristics, behaviors, and features of Angelman become most pronounced.

What is the Treatment for Angelman Syndrome?

Angelman Syndrome cannot be cured but it can be treated to control the symptoms. Your physician will discuss with you the right treatment for your child. Some of the common treatments include:

  • Educational and behavioral interventions (to help with communication, schooling, sleep disturbances, and general behavior)
  • Physical and occupational therapies
  • Speech and language interventions
  • Behavior modification.