Down syndrome is a genetic abnormality that occurs due to an extra copy of chromosome 21. It causes lifelong developmental delays that can range from moderate to severe. It cannot be cured but can be managed with educational interventions, specialized parenting techniques, and community engagement. These all can encourage a person with Down syndrome to develop life skills and social bonds. Many Down syndrome patients live past the age of 50.
The most commonly observed adverse effects include: irritability, agitation,
aggressive behaviors, transitional anxiety, and sleep related problems. Parents
Read about the symptoms and causes of children's down syndrome, warning
signs, and the effects down syndrome has on teens, adolescents, and toddlers.
Down syndrome is a condition in which extra genetic material causes delays in
the way a child develops, both physically and mentally.
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