If there is no cure for Fragile X syndrome, why does my child need a diagnosis?

Although there is no cure for Fragile X syndrome (FXS), a child needs a diagnosis because there are many areas of treatment and intervention that can improve the lives of Fragile X syndrome individuals and their families. Given the proper education, therapy, and support, all persons with Fragile X Syndrome can make progress. It is also important that family members who may be premutation carriers of the gene be tested.

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