Fragile X Syndrome: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Research

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Randi Jenssen Hagerman, Paul J. Hagerman
Taylor & Francis US, May 17, 2002 - Medical - 540 pages

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of mental retardation. Now substantially revised and updated, this acclaimed book discusses the clinical approach to diagnosing the disorder, supported by the latest research in epidemiology, molecular biology and genetics, and neuropsychology. It also presents information on treatment: genetic counseling, pharmacotherapy, intervention, and gene therapy.

 

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Contents

The Physical and Behavioral Phenotype
3
The Molecular Biology of the Fragile XMutation
110
Epidemiology
136
FMR1 Protein Studies and Animal Model
169
Brain Structure and the Functions of FMR1 Protein
191
Neuropsychology
206
Genetic Counseling
251
Medical Followup and Pharmacotherapy
287
The Treatment of Emotional and Behavioral Problems
339
Academic Interventions
428
FMR1 Gene Expression and Prospects
465
General Information about Fragile X Syndrome
495
Computer Software Information
501
Learning Materials and Equipment
514
Toilet Training the Child with
527
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Randi Jenssen Hagerman, M.D., is Tsakopoulos-Vismara Professor of Pediatrics at the M.I.N.D. Institute in Sacramento, California. Paul J. Hagerman, M.D., Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Biological Chemistry at the University of California, Davis.

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