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J R Soc Med. 1989 January; 82(1): 21–24.
PMCID: PMC1291957

Adults with Prader-Willi syndrome: abnormalities of sleep and behaviour.


A survey of 32 adult females and 31 adult males with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) shows that sleep disorders (including excessive day and night time sleep) and behavioural abnormalities, (temper tantrums and deliberate picking of sores) are common. These abnormalities are not related to the degree of obesity or to each other. Speech disorders also occur. Intelligence quotients are often within the normal range.

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