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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2007 Jul;16(3):709-22.

Turner syndrome.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, MC5795, Stanford, CA 94305-5795, USA. skesler@stanford.edu

Abstract

Turner syndrome is a neurogenetic disorder characterized by partial or complete monosomy-X. It is associated with certain physical and medical features, including estrogen deficiency, short stature, and increased risk for several diseases, with cardiac conditions being among the most serious. The cognitive-behavioral phenotype associated with the syndrome includes strengths in verbal domains with impairments in visuospatial, executive function, and emotion processing. Less is known regarding psychosocial and psychiatric functioning in Turner syndrome, but essential aspects of psychotherapeutic treatment plans are suggested. Future investigations should include continued genetic studies and determination of candidate genes for physical and cognitive features. Multimodal, interdisciplinary studies are essential for identifying optimal, syndrome-specific interventions for improving the lives of individuals who have Turner syndrome.

PMID:
17562588
PMCID:
PMC2023872
DOI:
10.1016/j.chc.2007.02.004
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