ERIC Number: EJ591289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Self-Injurious Behavior and Prader-Willi Syndrome: Behavioral Forms and Body Locations.
Symons, F. J.; Butler, M. G.; Sanders, M. D.; Feurer, I. D.; Thompson, T.
American Journal on Mental Retardation, v104 n3 p260-69 May 1999
A survey of the families of 62 persons with Prader-Willi syndrome examined the prevalence, topographies, and specific body locations of self-injurious behaviors. Self-injury was reported for 81% of the participants. Skin-picking was the most prevalent form with the front of the legs and head being disproportionately targeted. Incidence also varied by the syndrome's genetic cause. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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