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What medication is effective in the treatment of severe agitation experienced by a woman (age 40) who has Rett syndrome?

By Anonymous August 10, 2012 - 12:51pm
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All the obvious non-prescription interventions have been tried and are in place ; her health is excellent, however, she experiences 1 to 4 hours of screaming each day.

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Hello Anonymous,

Rett syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects girls almost exclusively. It is characterized by normal early growth and development followed by a slowing of development, loss of purposeful use of the hands, distinctive hand movements, slowed brain and head growth, problems with walking, seizures, and intellectual disability.

Severe agitation and long, daily periods of screaming are not symptoms associated with Rett syndrome.

I think the individual, who you are referring to, needs to be evaluated by a psychiatrist or neurologist to determine the cause of this behavior.


August 10, 2012 - 4:49pm
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