Prader-Willi syndrome


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Prader-Willi syndrome

[¦präd·ər ¦wil·ē ′sin‚drōm]
(medicine)
A genetic disorder that is caused by defects on the paternally derived chromosome 15, causing mild mental retardation, neonatal hypotonia, hypogonadism, compulsive overeating, childhood onset obesity, and mild facial dysmorphism.
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The training program covered the following themes: educational training on the general characteristics of Prader-Willi syndrome: cognitive phenotype, behavioral and psychiatric disorders associated with PWS; inclusion and school context; the relationship between the disciplinary and parenting practices of parents and the appropriate and inappropriate behaviors of children and adolescents with PWS; guidance on behavioral management strategies and the influence of family stress and social and family factors on the behavior of children.
Some microdeletion syndromes are very rare, while others are more common such as DiGeorge syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Williams syndrome, and Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome.
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[ClickPress, Wed Sep 16 2015] GlobalData's clinical trial report, "Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) Global Clinical Trials Review, H2, 2015" provides an overview of Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) clinical trials scenario.
They think the children have a rare genetic disorder called Prader-Willi syndrome, which can cause compulsive eating, but they don't know how to treat it.