New Drug May Benefit Autism

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By Deborah Mitchell for eMaxHealth.com

A search for a drug that can treat fragile X syndrome has led to the discovery of a compound that may benefit more than individuals with this form of intellectual disability. Researchers suggest their study results may also help people who have autism spectrum disorder.

New drug could be first for fragile X and autism

Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition associated with intellectual, behavioral, and learning challenges along with various physical traits. Males are more likely to be affected by fragile X syndrome than are females, and the condition is generally more severe as well.

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