Fragile X syndrome
Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited intellectual disability. Symptoms of fragile X include: mental impairment, ranging from learning disabilities to intellectual disability; attention deficit and hyperactivity; anxiety and unstable mood; autistic-like behaviors; and specific physical characteristics. Seizures (epilepsy) affect about 25% of people with fragile X.
Services and Programs
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Links and Resources
- Fragile X Research Foundation
FRAXA's mission is to accelerate progress toward effective treatments and a cure for Fragile X, by funding the most promising research.
- National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
The NICHD, established by congress in 1962, conducts and supports research on topics related to the health of children, adults, families, and populations.
- The National Fragile X Foundation
The National Fragile X Foundation unites the Fragile X community to
Enrich lives through educational and emotional support,
Promote public and professional awareness, and
Advance research toward improved treatments and a cure for Fragile X.
StudyFinder - Participate in a study related to Fragile X syndrome
Vanderbilt Kennedy Center researchers need subjects to complete the studies listed below.
- Community Forum: What's on the Forefront of Fragile X Syndrome Research?
June 20, 2011
Fragile X syndrome is one focal point of work
at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. Family
members and friends, researchers, clinicians,
students, community professionals, and
disability advocates are invited to this evening
forum to learn how the Vanderbilt Kennedy
Center is advancing understanding of Fragile
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Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Research on Fragile X syndrome