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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||American Journal of Orthopsychiatry|
|State||Published - 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Applied Psychology