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Can degenerative developmental disabilities be prevented?

The causes of degenerative developmental disabilities vary and are related to birth defects and genetic changes, so in most cases these disorders cannot be effectively prevented. However, early diagnosis may lead to a more effective treatment plan. Many children who are diagnosed with these disorders can have their symptoms improve with treatment.

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Are degenerative developmental disabilities life threatening?
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While degenerative developmental disabilities are often serious and some do increase the risk of dea...
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How can I help my child cope with a degenerative developmental disability?
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Following your medical care team's treatment plan and therapy recommendations can help your child co...
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Is there a cure for degenerative developmental disabilities?
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What is the rate of incidence of degenerative developmental disabilities?
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