Individuals with no sign of the condition can pass the gene mutation on to a child or grandchild. In some families Fragile X has been occurring for generations, affecting numerous family members, while in other families it may seem to appear for the first time.
Presently, there is no cure for Fragile X syndrome. However, many of the problems associated with Fragile X syndrome can be improved with various treatments. Treatment consists primarily of special education, speech and language, and occupational and physical therapy. Medications are also helpful for individuals with hyperactivity, poor attention, aggression, anxiety, or depression.
If the test for Fragile X is positive for your child it means that Fragile X Syndrome is the underlying cause of the behavioral and intellectual symptoms you maybe be dealing with for your child.
It will give you a more focused direction for the child since there is a unique constellation of needs often seen in children with Fragile X Syndrome that must be considered!!
Understanding that this is a genetic condition will help the family get appropriate genetic counseling.
Yes they may help. However, it is very important to understand that these are “alternate remedies” and cannot and should not replace therapies and other medical intervention prescribed by the doctor. The most proven help your child will get is from therapies and advice of the doctor. Therefore they can only be used as an alternate and not a substitute at all. So please remember that alternate remedies may help, whilst therapies surely help!!