Effective, comprehensive treatment for children and adolescents
Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes developmental problems such as intellectual disability, learning disabilities, speech and language delays, and behavior problems such as autism, ADHD, anxiety, excessive shyness (commonly in girls), or hyperactivity and aggression (commonly in boys).
Duke's fragile X clinic provides treatment and resources for children diagnosed with fragile X syndrome and their families. Our comprehensive clinic sees patients for initial and follow-up visits, providing continuity of care, including:
Relatives who have the fragile X premutation may have other problems, such as the fragile X tremor ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), primary ovarian insufficiency, emotional problems, or learning disabilities. Our dedicated professionals work with the entire family to understand and address these related concerns.
Duke’s fragile X clinic was one of the first of its kind in the country and has served as a model for medical centers across the nation.
Physicians offering this service include:
This service is available at: