Author Archives: Ashraf Malhas, PhD

Prader-Willi Patients Can Present Autism-related Symptoms, Australian Study Reports

A recent study from Australia revealed that patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Angelman syndrome can present autism symptoms, although the symptoms differ between the two conditions. According to the researchers, the findings have implications for treatment and intervention. Both Prader-Willi and Angelman syndrome are neurodevelopmental disorders that are…

Caregivers of Prader-Willi Patients Need More Support, Study Shows

Caring for patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) has a significant effect on caregivers’ quality of life, and caregivers are in need of better support, a recent study found. Despite the positive effects that growth hormone therapy has had for patients with PWS, including improving their height, strength, and sense of well-being, those…