A review of the neurobehavioral deficits in children with fetal alcohol syndrome or prenatal exposure to alcohol.

@article{Mattson1998ARO,
  title={A review of the neurobehavioral deficits in children with fetal alcohol syndrome or prenatal exposure to alcohol.},
  author={Sarah N Mattson and Edward P. Riley},
  journal={Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research},
  year={1998},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={
          279-94
        }
}
Fetal alcohol syndrome is a devastating developmental disorder caused by prenatal exposure to high amounts of alcohol. In addition to structural abnormalities and growth deficits, fetal alcohol syndrome is associated with a broad spectrum of neurobehavioral anomalies. This paper reviews the behavioral and cognitive effects of prenatal alcohol exposure. More than 20 years of research are discussed, with a focus on IQ, activity, attention, learning, memory, language, motor, and visuospatial… CONTINUE READING
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