FXAND: What Is It and What Might It Mean to You?
Research is currently underway looking at various issues that may be seen in people with the premutation.
Here we present a paper by Dr. Randi Hagerman, medical director and developmental pediatrician at the UC Davis MIND Institute in California, and well-known in the worldwide Fragile X community for her pioneering work in Fragile X syndrome (FXS) and Fragile X-associated tremor ataxia syndrome (FXTAS). For many years, Dr. Hagerman has believed that carriers of a Fragile X premutation are at risk for a variety of mental health and medical problems due to the premutation itself. This paper is one of her first attempts to describe what she and her colleagues believe to be the scientific basis for those problems.
Read Fragile X-Associated Neuropsychiatric Disorders (FXAND).