Fragile X
Fragile X
By: Ella Hoefler



What is fragile X syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females.


Males and females with fragile X syndrome may have anxiety and hyperactive behavior such as fidgeting, excessive physical movements, or impulsive actions. They may also have attention deficit disorder, which includes an impaired ability to maintain attention and difficulty focusing on specific tasks. About one-third of males with fragile X syndrome also have autism or autistic-like behavior that affects communication and social interaction. Seizures occur in about 15 percent of males and about 5 percent of females with fragile X syndrome.

How common is fragile X syndrome?

Fragile X syndrome occurs in approximately 1 in 4,000 males and 1 in 8,000 females.

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Fragile X website

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