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Doctor insights on: Behavior Management For Prader Willi Syndrome

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What is prader willi syndrome?

What is prader willi syndrome?

A genetic disorder: Usually from a deletion of a gene on the chromosome 15 inherited from the father, it can also come from having both chr 15's from the mother or both acting as if they came from mother. Infants have low muscle tone & trouble gaining weight; food craving & weight gain start about 18 mos. They have congenital anomalies, intellectual disability, compulsive behavior, & medical problems due to obesity. ...Read more

Dr. Leslie Benson
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Prader Willi Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic disorder that causes obesity, intellectual disability, and shortness in height. ...Read more


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Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

Help please! is asperger's syndrome and hypersexuality often comorbid?

More awkward: A teenaged male aspie has little in the way of social skills, and is likely to approach somebody he find attractive in an awkward way -- even more so than the next male teen. If there's inappropriate acting-out, junior may be grateful to have someone help him understand what he should do instead before there's serious trouble. Drive's probably the same, but special management problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Yes: Genetic test is available: chromosomal analysis, fish, pcr for the uniparental disomy 15. Methylation analysis, which determines the parent of origin of chromosome 15q will detect virtually all cases of the disorder and costs about half that of a chromosome analysis. However, it is not available everywhere. ...Read more

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Is prader willi syndrome hereditary?

Not typically: Prader willi is most commonly a random genetic abnormality that occurs early in development of fetus. There is usually no history of the disease in the family. ...Read more

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Is turners syndrome a genetic disorder?

Is turners syndrome a genetic disorder?

Yes: Most females are born with 2 x chromosomes. Ts is a disorder resulting from missing one x chromosome or some part of it in the cells of the body. It is a disorder exclusive to females. Those with ts are born with it. Manifestations vary depending on the genetics. Small stature is one feature most girls have in common with each other. ...Read more

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Is genetic counseling an option for Williams syndrome?

Confusing question: I believe genetic counselling is a worthwhile investment for anyone considering pregnancy. Analysis of the family tree on both sides will occasionally turn up some interesting problems, in addition to any previous issue with a pregnancy. All pregnancies have ~ 4% risk of unexpected outcome (premi,defect, illness, etc.) and knowing what your added risks are and ways to monitor them make sense. ...Read more

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Best treatment for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

Supportive: Growth hormone, a structured environment, airway pressure for the sleep apnea. Sooner or later, we'll find the hormonal basis of the food cravings and be able to fix it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Prada willi syndrome. what to expect?

Prader-Willi Syn: Good discussion at wikipedia or uptodate.com Learn to spell it as well. ...Read more

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What are features of prader willi syndrome ?

H3O: Hyperphagia (voracious appetite), hypotonia (low muscle tone), hypopigmentation (light colored), and obesity are classic pictures of prader-willi syndrome. ...Read more

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How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

How effective is anger management for treating Asperger syndrome?

Possibly: Anger management combined with social pragmatics training may be helpful. If you add attending a social pragmatics group, it allows for putting into practice what is taught in anger management and social individual pragmatics training. ...Read more

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Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Tourette & Aspergers: Due to the elusive genomic of both conditions, a concrete inheritance relationship has yet to be established. There is some evidence favoring a genetic link between tourette syndrome and autism. Since asperger falls in the autism spectrum, a link is suggested. Genetic counseling can help one to gain a better understanding of these conditions. ...Read more

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Is sanflippo syndrome a genetic disorder?

Yes it is: Sanfilippo syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type iii) is a genetic condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive way. It means that both copies of the gene of a patient have a mutation (we have 2 copies of each gene, one from each parent). Parents of a patient each carry one copy of the mutated gene, and another healthy copy so they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis for people with munchausen syndrome?

What's the prognosis for people with munchausen syndrome?

Very poor: Munchausen syndrome is a chronic condition that can be very difficult to treat. Most people with munchausen syndrome deny they are faking symptoms and will not seek or follow treatment. Even with treatment, it is more realistic to work toward managing the disorder rather than to try curing it. ...Read more

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What kinds of tics will a child with tourette syndrome (ts) have?

What kinds of tics will a child with tourette syndrome (ts) have?

Motor and vocal tics: Diagnostic criteria for tourette syndrome includes the presence of 2 or more motor tics and 1 or more vocal tics that start before the age of 21 and have been present for at least 12 months. The tics may come and go and may be simple or complex. There also should not be any medical cause for the tics. ...Read more

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How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

How often are autism spectrum disorders (e.g., Asperger's syndrome) undiagnosed until adulthood? How is such a diagnosis made?

Minor autism: The diagnosis is a clinical one. When issues like impaired attention and depressed mood are also present the diagnosis of Aspergers ( now termed minor autism ) is made more difficult. There are varying degrees of involment of multiple cognitive domains and behavioral features involved. No two people are alike. Get an opinion from a well trained expert in behavioral medicine who deals with autism. ...Read more

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Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Can anyone with tourette's syndrome develop coprolalia?

Yes: Coprolalia is the excessive and uncontrollable use of foul language, including words related to feces (bowel waste). It is a typical symptoms in tourette's syndrome -- a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics. People with tourette's curse out of uncontrollable compulsion, not anger or desire to insult. ...Read more

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Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

No prevention : Unfortunately there are no ways to prevent prader-willi syndrome. This is a genetic syndrome with an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. If there is a concern for future children, genetic consultation will be a must. ...Read more