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Having Fragile X syndrome – a personal account

Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities

ISSN: 2044-1282

Article publication date: 15 July 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present the viewpoint of someone with Fragile X syndrome.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper presents the author's views and experiences of living with Fragile X syndrome.

Findings

The paper provides the author's perspective on diagnosis, the impact on family life, dealing with stigma and the effect that the condition had on school, college, work and interactions with other people.

Originality/value

The paper provides a unique insight into the day-to-day experiences of living with Fragile X syndrome.

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Citation

Zwink, K. (2011), "Having Fragile X syndrome – a personal account", Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, Vol. 5 No. 4, pp. 26-28. https://doi.org/10.1108/20441281111165571

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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