Fragile X syndrome
- How is Fragile X Syndrome Diagnosed?
- How is Fragile X Syndrome Treated?
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What is Fragile X syndrome?
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition and occurs in both boys and girls. The symptoms of Fragile X syndrome will vary from mild to severe learning disabilities. Fragile X syndrome occurs when there is a change in the FMR1 gene.
Symptoms of Fragile X syndrome
Common signs and symptoms of Fragile X syndrome include:
- Intellectual impairment - this will vary from mild to severe amongst different individuals
- Dislike of eye contact
- Easily distracted
- Poor concentration
- Problems with balance
- Social anxiety
- Easily upset
- Behavioural problems
- Sensory problems
- Likes routines
- Repetitive behaviour such as hand biting, or hand flapping
- Delayed speech and language development
- Obsessive nature
- Language difficulties-varying from mild stuttering to more severe basic language problems
Other disorders commonly associated with Fragile X syndrome include:
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