ADD/ADHD

Fragile X is the most common form of inherited intellectual disability in boys, resulting in autism, hyperactivity and speech delays, among other symptoms. Because there are few outward signs of this condition in infants, genetic testing can sometimes be helpful in diagnosis. At Atlantic Health System, we have a Fragile X Center that is the only member of the Fragile X Clinical & Research Consortium available in New Jersey. Learn more about our genetic testing services >




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Severe Deprivation in Childhood Has Lasting Impact on Brain Size

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Severe deprivation in childhood can lead to a smaller-than-normal brain, lower IQ and attention deficits in early adulthood, a new study suggests.

Researchers analyzed MRI brain scans of 67 young adults, ages 23 to 28, who were institutionalized as children in Romania during the Communist regime. They had spent between 3 and 41 months in institutions, where they were often malnourished and had little social contact or stimulation. All were later adopted by families in the U.K.

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