Adults with Williams syndrome are said to have a highly social personality, but can find it difficult to form and maintain relationships.
Here we report on a recent observational study which compared parent and self-report measures of social behaviour to observations of real life social situations.
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Williams syndrome is a neuro-developmental genetic disorder caused by gene deletion estimated to have a prevalence of 1 in 7,500 to 1 in 20,000 live births. Previous studies have identified anxiety as part of the behavioural phenotype of the syndrome The authors of this US study set out to look at the effectiveness and adverse [read the full story…]
Williams syndrome is genetic condition caused by gene deletion and is estimated to have a prevalence of 1 in 7,500 to 1 in 20,000 live births. Previous studies, which have relied mainly on the testimony of parents and carers, have suggested that people with Williams syndrome may have a disposition towards anxiety. The authors of [read the full story…]
Hyperacusis is an extreme sensitivity to sound, which may have a psychological or organic basis. People with Williams Syndrome, a neurodevelopmental disorder, often have this sensitivity to noise. The researchers in this study looked at the extent to which such sensitivity might interfere with perception of speech in children and adults with the syndrome. All [read the full story…]