Social behavior and cortisol reactivity in children with fragile X syndrome.

@article{Hessl2006SocialBA,
  title={Social behavior and cortisol reactivity in children with fragile X syndrome.},
  author={David Hessl and Bronwyn Glaser and Jennifer Dyer-Friedman and Allan L. Reiss},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2006},
  volume={47 6},
  pages={602-10}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (L-HPA) axis reactivity and social behavior in children with fragile X syndrome (FXS). METHOD Salivary cortisol changes and concurrent anxiety-related behaviors consistent with the behavioral phenotype of FXS were measured in 90 children with the fragile X full mutation and their 90 unaffected siblings during a social challenge task in the home. RESULTS Boys and girls with FXS demonstrated more gaze aversion… CONTINUE READING
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