Physiological correlates of social avoidance behavior in children and adolescents with fragile x syndrome.

@article{Hall2009PhysiologicalCO,
  title={Physiological correlates of social avoidance behavior in children and adolescents with fragile x syndrome.},
  author={Scott S Hall and Amy A. Lightbody and Lynne C. Huffman and Laura C Lazzeroni and Allan L. Reiss},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry},
  year={2009},
  volume={48 3},
  pages={320-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether eye-gaze avoidance, a striking phenotypic feature in fragile X syndrome (FXS), is associated with high levels of "hyperarousal" during social interactions with others. To date, almost all studies in this area have been confounded by inclusion of task demands in addition to social demands. METHOD We monitored the cardiovascular activity and eye-gaze avoidance of 50 boys and girls with FXS aged 5 to 20 years during a 25-minute intensive social interaction… CONTINUE READING

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