Article Type: Case Reports
Atomoxetine Treatment in a Patient with the Comorbidity of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Fragile X Syndrome
Esra Okyar, Leyla Bozatli, Isik Gorker


Fragile X Syndrome is a genetic disease defined by cognitive and behavioral characteristics that accompany apparent physical features. Male individuals are affected by this syndrome more severely, and it is the most common cause of mental retardation in men. The most common accompanying psychiatric conditions are mental retardation, autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety disorder, depression, sleep disorders and aggression. Anxiety, depression, shyness and social withdrawal are more common in female individuals. The diagnosis and treatment of the ADHD and selective mutism in a female adolescent patient who was Fragile X full mutant will be discussed in this case report.

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Key words: ADHD, atomoxetine, fragile X syndrome
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 2019;9(4):195-197
Online ISSN: 2636-834X
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