Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome is a single gene genetic condition causing a range of developmental problems such as autism and intellectual disability, especially among males. Affected individuals usually present the following characteristics: mild to moderate impaired ability of understanding, special physical features (unusual flexible fingers, elongated face, large ears etc) that become more apparent with age and behavioral characteristics such as stereotypic movements (e.g. hand-flapping), and social anxiety.

Unfortunately, so far there is no drug treatment to have shown benefit specifically for fragile X syndrome. However, medication can be used in order to treat or control symptoms of attention deficit and hyperactivity, anxiety, and aggression. In addition speech therapy, occupational therapy, and individualized educational and behavioral programs may be of assistance.

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