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Mood and Interest in Lowe Syndrome

Research has compared people with Lowe Syndrome to four other groups of people with rare neurodevelopmental disorders. It was found that people with Lowe Syndrome had significantly higher interest and pleasure. Participants with Lowe Syndrome demonstrated excessive levels of mood, interest and pleasure with positive affect

You can download a paper that describes this here.

Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) characteristics often experience anxiety. While there is no research specifically on anxiety prevalence in Lowe syndrome, the high prevalence of ASD characteristics in individuals with Lowe syndrome means that anxiety could be a problem. More research is needed to confirm this.

You can view the Cerebra Anxiety Guide here, which covers the different types of anxiety, how to spot anxiety, which professionals can offer you guidance when a person is experiencing anxiety, and suggestions on what to do to reduce anxiety. It focuses on intellectual disability in general, so is not specific to Lowe syndrome, but the information may still prove helpful


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