Angelman syndrome is a rare and genetic condition that affects less than 200,000 Americans each year. When a child has the syndrome, developmental delays start to show between the ages of six and 12 months. They may begin to have seizures at the age of two or three. There are indicative signs and symptoms of Angelman syndrome that parents need to look out for.
Not every child may have the same signs and symptoms, but it’s good to know ahead of time what to expect. Some signs to look out for is if the child’s personality is more on the happy side. The child will laugh and smile a lot. The condition can’t be cured, but there are treatments out there that can help. When it comes to treatment, doctors focus on the developmental side of things. Once Angelman syndrome is diagnosed and the child is treated, the child is able to live a long and normal life.
1. Happy and excited all of the time
are the signs to look out for in the child. The child will smile all of the time no matter what the situation around him or her is. For example, if the parents are arguing, the child may laugh out loud. This could make the parents angry at first until a doctor checks out the child. This type of condition can go unnoticed, especially when the child is happy all the time.
Parents may say that they have a happy child, but in reality, the child is going through Angelman syndrome. Medical tests will be conducted to see what is wrong with the child, such as imaging tests. If Angelman syndrome is diagnosed, then the doctor will more than likely put the child in contact with specialists who can do their own tests to help the child with his or her condition.