There is no way to correct or remove the extra CGG repetitions that cause fragile X syndrome. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and maximizing a child's potential. This can include:
Newer approaches to treatment are based on research studies that show changes in brain function related to FMR1 activity. Changes in the FMR1 gene change the way nerve cells "talk" to each other within the brain. Scientists are now studying medications that try to correct this communication breakdown.
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