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What are symptoms of fragile X syndrome?

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Fragile X syndrome symptoms include:

  • Trouble learning skills like sitting, crawling, or walking
  • Problems with language and speech
  • Hand-flapping and not making eye contact
  • Temper tantrums
  • Poor impulse control
  • Anxiety
  • Extreme sensitivity to light or sound
  • Hyperactivity and trouble paying attention
  • Aggressive and self-destructive behavior in boys Some children with fragile X also have changes to their face and body, such as a larger head. And symptoms may be milder in girls.

From: Fragile X Syndrome WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: "Facts about Fragile X Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Fraxa Research Foundation: "Are There Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome?" and "What Causes Fragile X Syndrome?"

March of Dimes: "Fragile X Syndrome."

National Fragile X Foundation: "Fragile X syndrome."

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning about Fragile X Syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC: "Facts about Fragile X Syndrome."

Cleveland Clinic: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Fraxa Research Foundation: "Are There Treatments for Fragile X Syndrome?" and "What Causes Fragile X Syndrome?"

March of Dimes: "Fragile X Syndrome."

National Fragile X Foundation: "Fragile X syndrome."

National Human Genome Research Institute: "Learning about Fragile X Syndrome."

U.S. National Library of Medicine: "Fragile X Syndrome."

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on September 09, 2018

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