Recent Publications

Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood The Special Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome (pg 327-342)

Sanderson, K.A., Hodapp, R.M., Dykens, E., Roof, E. (2022). Transition from Adolescence to Young Adulthood: The Special Case of Prader-Willi Syndrome. In: Butler, M.G., Lee, P.D.K., Whitman, B.Y. (eds) Management of Prader-Willi Syndrome. Springer, Cham.

‘The Cure for Us is a Lot of Things’ How Young People with Prader-Willi Syndrome View Themselves and Future Clinical Trials

Dykens, E. M.Roof, E., & Hunt-Hawkins, H. (2022). ‘The cure for us is a lot of things’: How young people with Prader-Willi syndrome view themselves and future clinical trialsJournal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities352), 460– 470


Older Publications

Dykens EM, Lee E, Roof E. Prader-Willi syndrome and autism spectrum disorders: an evolving story. J Neurodev Disord. 2011 Sep;3(3):225-37.  Open pdf

Miller JL, Lynn CH, Driscoll DC, Goldstone AP, Gold JA, Kimonis V, Dykens E, Butler MG, Shuster JJ, Driscoll DJ. Nutritional phases in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2011 May;155A(5):1040-9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.33951. Open pdf

Dykens EM, Roof E, Bittel D, Butler MG. TPH2 G/T polymorphism is associated with
hyperphagia, IQ, and internalizing problems in Prader–Willi syndrome. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2011 May;52(5):580-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7610.2011.02365.x. Epub 2011 Mar 18. Open pdf

Dykens EM, Roof E. Behavior in Prader-Willi syndrome: relationship
to genetic subtypes and age. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2008 Sep;49(9):1001-8. Epub 2008 Jul 28. Open pdf

Dykens EM, Maxwell MA, Pantino E, Kossler R, Roof E. Assessment of Hyperphagia in Prader-Willi Syndrome. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Jul;15(7):1816-26. Open pdf

Dykens EM, Sutcliffe JS, Levitt P. Autism and 15q11-q13 disorders: behavioral,
genetic, and pathophysiological issues. Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev.
2004;10(4):284-91. Review. PubMed PMID: 15666333. Open pdf

Graham JM Jr, Rosner B, Dykens E, Visootsak J. Behavioral features of CHARGE
syndrome (Hall-Hittner syndrome) comparison with Down syndrome, Prader-Willi
syndrome, and Williams syndrome. Am J Med Genet A. 2005 Mar 15;133A(3):240-7.
PubMed PMID: 15637708. Open pdf

Visootsak J, Rosner B, Dykens E, Schwartz C, Hahn K, White SM, Szeftel R,
Graham JM. Clinical and behavioral features of patients with
Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome with mutations in PHF6. J Pediatr. 2004
Dec;145(6):819-25. PubMed PMID: 15580208. Open pdf

Dykens EM. Are jigsaw puzzle skills ‘spared’ in persons with Prader-Willi syndrome? J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2002 Mar;43(3):343-52. Open pdf

Cassidy SB, Dykens E, Williams CA. Prader-Willi and Angelman syndromes: sister imprinted disorders. Am J Med Genet. 2000 Summer;97(2):136-46. Review. Open pdf
Dykens EM, Rosner BA. Refining behavioral phenotypes: personality-motivation
in Williams and Prader-Willi syndromes. Am J Ment Retard. 1999 Mar;104(2):158-69.
PubMed PMID: 10207579. Open pdf
State MW, Dykens EM, Rosner B, Martin A, King BH. Obsessive-compulsive
symptoms in Prader-Willi and “Prader-Willi-Like” patients. J Am Acad Child
Adolesc Psychiatry. 1999 Mar;38(3):329-34. PubMed PMID: 10087695. Open pdf
Dykens EM, Smith AC. Distinctiveness and correlates of maladaptive behaviour
in children and adolescents with Smith-Magenis syndrome. J Intellect Disabil Res.
1998 Dec;42 ( Pt 6):481-9. PubMed PMID: 10030444. Open pdf

Dykens EM, Cassidy SB, King BH. Maladaptive behavior differences in
Prader-Willi syndrome due to paternal deletion versus maternal uniparental
disomy. Am J Ment Retard. 1999 Jan;104(1):67-77. PubMed PMID: 9972835. Open pdf

Martin A, State M, Koenig K, Schultz R, Dykens EM, Cassidy SB, Leckman JF.
Prader-Willi syndrome. Am J Psychiatry. 1998 Sep;155(9):1265-73. PubMed PMID:
9734553. Open pdf
Elisabeth M. Dykens and Connie Kasari and (1997) Maladaptive Behavior in Children With Prader-Willi Syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Nonspecific Mental Retardation. American Journal on Mental Retardation: June 1997, Vol. 102, No. 3, pp. 228-237. Open pdf

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