Objective: A wide variety of genomic disorders can occur as the result of deletions or duplications of chromosomes. Microduplication of specific gene sites have been shown to be contributing factors in the development of cognitive impairments and psychopathologies. There has recently been an increased amount of interest centered around the microduplication of gene 16 at 11.p2. This specific microduplication has been linked to increased occurrences of a slew of different symptoms including symptoms along the autism spectrum, seizures, and developmental delays. A recent examination of a case study may provide insight into the complex relationship between genomic abnormalities, psychopathology, and associated health factors. Method: This case describes a 16-year-old female who was referred for a neuropsychological evaluation in order to assess the extent and nature of cognitive impairment. The patient exhibited symptoms along the autism spectrum and had a 16p11.2 microduplication. She presented with compromised neurological functioning that began early...

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