Behavior and Development in Fragile X Syndrome

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SAGE Publications, 1994 - Psychology - 130 pages
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A work that encompasses both biological and psychological perspectives, Behavior and Development in Fragile X Syndrome provides a comprehensive and lucid analysis of fragile X syndrome, the disorder that has been linked to childhood autism and estimated to cause 10 percent of all mental retardation. The authors examine the prevalence and historical roots of the syndrome, discuss the wide range of behaviors symptomatic to fragile X, and recommend intervention and treatment techniques. "Altogether, I feel this book provides a very useful reference book on the subject and would recommend its inclusion in any library for psychiatrists working in the field of learning disability. . . . Includes a comprehensive list of references." --British Journal of Psychiatry "It provides an excellent introduction and overview on FXS for practitioners and clinical trainees. . . . The book provides an excellent mixture of research-based information and opinion. . . . Of particular interest is the final chapter on intervention and treatment." --Clinical Psychology Forum "The book by Elisabeth M. Dykens and colleagues is an excellent, thorough review of research on the cognition, behavior, and psychopathology of the fragile X syndrome. . . . This book is highly recommended for various professionals, investigators, and clinicians who work with persons with this syndrome. Also, many parents will surely find it helpful." --W. Roy Breg, M.D., Professor Emeritus, Departments of Genetics and Pediatrics, Yale University

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Prevalence of Fragile X Syndrome
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Genetic Factors
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Diagnosis
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