Newly Diagnosed: Treatment Strategies for Angelman Syndrome
While Angelman syndrome has no cure or approved disease-modifying therapy as of yet, there are therapeutic approaches that can help to ease symptoms and improve quality of life. Several experimental treatments are also currently in clinical trials that could prove beneficial for Angelman syndrome patients. Check out the information below to explore more about therapeutic strategies your doctor may recommend and what therapies are in the pipeline for potential future use.
Currently, available treatments focus on controlling seizures and managing the physical and behavioral symptoms of the disease. These include anti-epileptic medication such as Depacon, Klonopin, lamotrigine, Luminal, Topamax, and Keppra.
There are a number of therapeutic approaches that can help manage the symptoms of the disease and improve quality of life. They include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, and speech therapy.
There are several experimental treatments currently in clinical trials for the treatment of Angelman syndrome. To learn more about the specific therapies now being tested for the disease, click the link below.