Last Updated: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Principal Investigator: Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D.
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a genetic disorder of the 15th chromosome. It is associated with severe overeating, obesity, and behavior problems, including compulsive behaviors such as hoarding, skin picking, and intolerance to change in routines. Many people with PWS also have unusual strengths in their abilities to solve jigsaw and word search puzzles, and in their personalities.
We study the “whole person” with PWS–their strengths as well as problems– and how these features relate to:
With this information, we will develop behavioral and dietary interventions that lead to positive outcomes for persons with PWS and their families.
Individuals with PWS, ages 4 years and up
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Persons with Williams SyndromeCompensation: Yes
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