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Child with slow learning, temporal (hippcampal ) atrophy. Whether it can be cured by medication?

my daughter aged 21 years now was slow in learning since childhood, it was perhaps a case of delayed mild stone , on feeling seizures it was found in MRI report that this is a case of mild right medial temporal (hippcampal ) atrophy which i think ia also responsible for her delayed development and hinderance in education, understanding etc . kindly advise whether it can be cured by medication and she can be quite normal in her education . i shall be oblized for reply.== J.P.Saxena
Asked On : Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Dec 2014
Hello jp.saxena55
Welcome to HCM

She was slow in learning since childhood, and was a case of delayed milestones, on MR scan mild right medial temporal atrophy found. Most probably she is suffering from mental retardation. It may occur due to a number of reasons and one is what MR scan is showing. Second reason may be due to abnormal electrical discharges in brain since birth, as in a lot of children with Absence Seizures, due to undetected seizures chronic damage to brain structures occurs which later start manifesting as mental retardation.
So as per my advise kindly get her EEG done to rule out any focal electrical discharge.
Secondly visit a good Psychiatrist to take expert opinion about her MR.
Regarding treatment, I would like to tell you that the damage what has occurred is not reversible, best you can do is to admit her in special children school or train her in some life skill training so that her vocational rehabilitation occurs.
Thanks Take Care
Answered: Sat, 2 Mar 2013
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