Females with a full mutation exhibit a wide range of cognitive abilities, from very mild learning disabilities (normal IQ) to intellectual disabilities. Females are much less likely than boys to exhibit physical characteristics of Fragile X and many have no noticeable physical differences. Females with a full mutation are at increased risk to experience anxiety.
Dr. Braden helps us understand the difference between males and females with Fragile X syndrome as well as strategies for common challenges for females that include executive functioning and relationships.
Females living with Fragile X syndrome were asked to give advice to other females living with FXS on how to cope with this — or any future — crisis. Listen as Marcia talks through their advice and her own advice, built on decades of working with patients with Fragile X syndrome.
Are you wondering when and how to talk to your daughter about her Fragile X syndrome diagnosis? If so, you are not alone. Here are some strategies to help in talking about your daughter’s FXS diagnosis with her.
There are a number of ways to build a family for carriers including conceiving naturally and testing the pregnancy (i.e., prenatal diagnosis), testing a fertilized egg outside the woman’s body, and implanting only unaffected embryos (i.e., preimplantation genetic diagnosis), using an egg donor, adoption, or conceiving naturally and not doing any testing.