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Williams syndrome
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An A to Z glossary of disabilities

A development disorder which can include learning problems, phobias, anxiety and attention defcit disorder.

The condition is caused by the deletion of chromosome 7 and is usually caused by random events that occur in the egg or sperm of the parents.

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Willis Ekbom
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An A to Z glossary of disabilities

Also known as Restless legs syndrome, Willis-Ekbom disease is a common condition which triggers off an overwhelming need to keep moving your legs.

The sensations are usually worse at night and can affect the feet, calves, things & in some cases the arms are affected too.

The urges can be felt occasionally, in extreme cases they are triggered daily leading to sleep deprivation and disrupting a daily lifestyle.

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Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome
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An A to Z glossary of disabilities

A rare condition which is caused by a missing piece of chromosome 4. Symptoms include being born with a small skull, wide eyes, beaked nose and low-set malformed ears.

People with WHS can also have learning disabilities, heart defects and suffer from seizures.

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