American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference
San Francisco, CA
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) help treat many of the phenotypic manifestations of fragile X syndrome (FXS) including anxiety, sensory processing challenges, and communication and intellectual deficits. However, the efficacy of SSRIs has not been previously studied in children with FXS under five-years-old. The purpose of this study was to elucidate group differences in behavior and developmental outcome measures for young children with FXS when treated with sertraline compared to placebo.
Ligsay, Andrew; Hess, Laura Greiss; Fitzpatrick, Sarah; Lemons Chitwood, Kerrie; Polussa, Jonathan; Siyahian, Salpi; and Hagerman, Randi, "Effects of Sertraline Treatment for Young Children with FXS" (2015). Collected Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 111.