Fragile X Info Series

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Fragile X Syndrome

An Overview for Families and Providers

An introduction to Fragile X, including characteristics, inheritance, behaviors, interventions and treatments, and the associated disorders.

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Fragile X Syndrome

For Kids of All Ages

Information to help kids who don’t have Fragile X syndrome understand what it is, how it affects people, how prevalent it is, why certain behaviors common to individuals with FXS occur, and how they can be a friend to someone who has FXS.

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Females and Fragile X

Full Mutation and Premutation

Females and Fragile X, including physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional issues associated with the mutation, and the differences when compared to males.

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Fragile X Testing

A Comprehensive Guide

A background on Fragile X and how Fragile X is inherited, plus which tests to ask for,  who should get tested, and what the results may mean for you.

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Fragile X-Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome

An Overview for Families and Providers

General information, statistics, onset, progression, diagnosis, and interventions and treatments for FXTAS, an adult onset neurological condition, seen in males and females, but more common and more severe in some male premutation carriers.

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Fragile X-Associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency

An Overview for Families and Providers

Statistics, risk, diagnosis, and treatments and interventions for FXPOI, a condition affecting ovarian function that can lead to infertility and early menopause in some female premutation carriers.

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Siblings

The Sibling Relationship

Developmental disabilities in one sibling can present unique challenges for unaffected siblings. Just as with other disabilities, siblings of children with FXS may feel torn between two sets of feelings.

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Fragile X Syndrome | FXS
Learn more about Fragile X syndrome prevalence, signs and symptoms in males vs. females, testing, and treatment and intervention.

Fragile X–Associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome | FXTAS
Learn more about FXTAS, including prevalence, signs and symptoms (including major, minor, most common), testing, treatment and intervention, how FXTAS relates to Fragile X syndrome, plus other valuable resources.

Fragile X-Associated Primary Ovarian Insufficiency | FXPOI
Learn more about FXPOI, including prevalence, signs and symptoms, testing, treatment and intervention.

Fragile X Syndrome Testing & Diagnosis
Information about who should be tested, lab tests, testing cost and reporting time, and other tests for children with developmental delays.

Reproductive Options
There are a number of ways to build a family for carriers, including prenatal diagnosis, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, egg donors, adoption, or conceiving naturally without any testing.

The Unique Challenges for Females with Fragile X Syndrome
The more we learn, the more effective our interventions and support structures become in assisting them to live personally fulfilling lives.

Consensus Documents on Treatments and Interventions for Fragile X
Treatment guidelines for Fragile X disorders, including behavioral issues, transitioning to adulthood, school and education, financial resources, FXTAS, FXPOI, and more.

What Defines a Carrier?
Why is there so much variability among male and female Fragile X carriers? There are a number of factors involved. Because the Fragile X gene is X-linked, gender plays a big role in determining who might show symptoms.