How is Fragile X - associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) treated?

The symptoms of FXTAS are known to vary from one person to another; so, the best treatment options vary from person to person. The goal of therapy for FXTAS is to reduce symptoms and eventually to slow the progression of disease. Management of FXTAS is complex and involves appropriate follow-up by an adult neurologist.  Useful treatments for FXTAS include:

  • Medications
  • Psychological and genetic counseling
  • Rehabilitative treatments such as speech, occupational and physical therapy
  • Gait training
  • Surgery
  • Family supportive services and counseling are also important
  • Genetic counseling for individuals with FXTAS and their family members is recommended.

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