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.

People related to the topic: Fragile X syndrome

Kendal Broadie, Ph.D.
Stevenson Professor of Neurobiology; Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Pharmacology; Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology

P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.
Lee E. Limbird Professor of Pharmacology; Director, Vanderbilt Program in Drug Discovery

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