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Fragile X Syndrome

Fragile X Syndrome is a rare disease that results from a defective gene on the X chromosome. It can produce a number of problems including slow learning, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and features of Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Because the defect is on the X chromosome, boys, who have only one X chromosome (XY), are often more severely affected than girls, who have two X chromosomes (XX) one of which may be normal.

There is no cure for Fragile X Syndrome, but early treatment can help. It is important to have your child evaluated and treated by highly trained professionals, such as those at the Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY).

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