Psychopathology in fragile X syndrome

Randi J Hagerman, W. E. Sobesky

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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 demonstrated 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)142-152
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology


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