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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1989 Jan;59(1):142-52.

Psychopathology in fragile X syndrome.

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Child Development Unit, Children's Hospital, Denver.


The fragile X syndrome is the most common known familial form of mental retardation. Young males commonly demonstrate hyperactivity and a short attention span, as well as physical abnormalities, some of which may lead to a diagnosis of Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Heterozygous females frequently demonstrate both a range of involvement with learning disabilities in math, and social anxiety. The more classical physical and behavioral features of this syndrome are reviewed.

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