Medications

imgMeds1Published data about the optimal intervention and behavioral strategies in SMS are limited to anecdotal and experiential findings. The use of psychotropic medication may help to increase attention and/or decrease hyperactivity. Other medications, depending on the needs of the individual, are sometimes used to address symptoms such as sleep disturbance, thyroid function abnormalities, seizures, etc. Many SMS families choose to consult with medical specialists for help with medication management. While it is important to note that no single regimen shows consistent efficacy or effectiveness, medications help many SMS families control the SMS symptoms of their children. Please consult with a medical professional for help regarding your specific situation.