Fragile X syndrome patients with prematuration had a much earlier onset of neurological problems, including earlier symptoms of neurodegeneration. They also experienced emotional processing problems. Some of the most common emotional processing disorders reported were mood regulation, anxiety, and psychosis.
Sleep disruptions are common features of Fragile X syndrome, Williams syndrome, and Down syndrome. The disruption of sleep in these neurodevelopmental disorders appears to be linked to language development. The longer children with neurodevelopmental disorders slept, the more words they knew.
According to researchers, a drug approved by the FDA may reverse some of the symptoms associated with Fragile X syndrome. The drug can reverse hyper-excitability that leads to sensory hypersensitivity.
Researchers shed new light on neuroplasticity by sparking learning in tadpole brains. They discovered the key to neuroplasticity is how the brain generates new proteins. Findings could help deepen understanding of sensory processing in ASD.