Alcohol use dependence in fragile X syndrome

María J. Salcedo-Arellano, Reymundo Lozano, Flora Tassone, Randi J Hagerman, Wilmar Saldarriaga

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Abstract

Alcohol use disorders (AUDs) have been reported in a limited number of individuals with cognitive impairment but rarely in those with fragile X syndrome (FXS). However, in Colombia, culturally, alcohol consumption is very common. Here, we report eight cases of patients with FXS who have frequent alcohol consumption in Ricaurte, Colombia. Some of these patients have also used tobacco and illegal substances, including cocaine, which use has not been previously reported in those with FXS. Alcohol and substance use dependence is associated with exacerbation of their behavioral problems, such as increased impulsivity and aggression, as well as of medical problems such as an increased frequency of seizures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-213
Number of pages7
JournalIntractable and Rare Diseases Research
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016

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Fragile X Syndrome
Alcoholism
Colombia
Alcohol Drinking
Alcohols
Impulsive Behavior
Aggression
Cocaine
Substance-Related Disorders
Tobacco
Seizures

Keywords

  • Alcohol use disorders
  • Fragile X syndrome

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Alcohol use dependence in fragile X syndrome. / Salcedo-Arellano, María J.; Lozano, Reymundo; Tassone, Flora; Hagerman, Randi J; Saldarriaga, Wilmar.

In: Intractable and Rare Diseases Research, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2016, p. 207-213.

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Salcedo-Arellano, María J. ; Lozano, Reymundo ; Tassone, Flora ; Hagerman, Randi J ; Saldarriaga, Wilmar. / Alcohol use dependence in fragile X syndrome. In: Intractable and Rare Diseases Research. 2016 ; Vol. 5, No. 3. pp. 207-213.
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