By: Aleah Vose
Other Names For This Disoder
- 17p11.2 microdeletion
- 17p11.2 microdeletion syndrome
- Chromosome 17p11.2 deletion syndrome
What causes this disorder?
Symptoms of SMS
- Frequent Temper Tantrums and Outbursts
- Difficulty Paying Attention
- Head Banging
- Skin Picking
Some symptoms of SMS include self-hugging and a popular behavior called "lick and flip", where a person licks their fingers and flip pages of books. Other symptoms of SMS are having a short stature, abnormal curvature of the spine (scoliosis), no sensitivity to pain and temperature, and sometimes even a hoarse voice. Some people with this disorder have ear abnormalities that can lead to a loss of hearing.
Are there Prenatal Tests for this Disorder?
What Population is Affected by SMS?
Can SMS be Prevented?
What Kind of Medical Assistance does a Child with SMS Need?
Treatments for SMS
The goal for treatment of people with SMS is to do it through symptom managment and support management.
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Hearing Aids
- Educative Learning Therapy
- Music Therapy
Some medications can work as a treatment such as:
- Melatonin- will regulate the circadian rhythm
- Risperdal- regulates the violent behavior
- Amitriptyline- helps promote sleep and treats depression episodes
Are there any Treatments or Cures Coming Soon?
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