Treatment and Prognosis

Depending of severity of psychomotor, cognitive impairment, 2-15% of patients may achieve a non retarded level of cognitive and adaptive functioning through various rehabilitation methods. Marriage, success in achieving employment, independent residence can be achieved during adulthood. There is no current cure for Rett disorder.

Treatment of Rett disorder briefly includes:
* increasing communication skills
* counseling
* modifying social difficulties
* behavioral interventions

Treatment usually requires consultantions from:
* speech and language therapist
* psychologist/counselor
* neurologist/neuropsychiatrist

Common prescriptions:
* antidepressants
* anti psychotics
* beta-blockers
* opioid antagonists