Author Archives: Emily Malcolm, PhD

Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis for Angelman Syndrome

If you have a family history of Angelman syndrome and are expecting, you may want to consider prenatal genetic diagnosis. What is prenatal genetic diagnosis? Prenatal genetic diagnosis means determining, before birth, whether your baby has a genetic disease such as Angelman syndrome. During pregnancy, you meet frequently meet…

Seizure Monitors for Angelman Syndrome

Seizures are very common in people with Angelman syndrome. About 90% of patients experience seizures, which generally appear around age 2. Parenting a child with Angelman syndrome can be very stressful. Many worry about their child having a seizure during the night, or during playtime…

Controlling Seizures in Angelman Syndrome

Angelman syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by neurological and developmental problems, among other symptoms. More than 90% of patients experience epileptic seizures, which can be dangerous. However, several methods can help control seizures in patients with Angelman syndrome. Medications Many common anti-seizure medications…