Unexpected Spectrum of Mental Illnesses Found in Patients with Rare Genetic Disorder
Credit: University of California, Davis
UC Davis MIND Institute researchers found an unexpected set of mental illnesses in patients with a spectrum of a rare genetic disorder. Their study revealed the need for clinicians to consider the complexities of co-existing conditions in patients with both psychological and fragile X associated disorders.
Double-Hit Fragile X Spectrum Cases
The patients had a “double-hit” condition that combined features and symptoms of fragile X syndrome and premutation disorder.
Fragile X syndrome (FXS), a rare single-gene disorder, is the leading inherited cause of intellectual disability. It is caused by a lack of ...