Distinguishing between attention-deficit hyperactivity and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children: clinical guidelines

@inproceedings{Peadon2010DistinguishingBA,
  title={Distinguishing between attention-deficit hyperactivity and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders in children: clinical guidelines},
  author={Elizabeth M Peadon and Elizabeth Jane Elliott},
  booktitle={Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment},
  year={2010}
}
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) are the physical and neurodevelopmental outcomes of fetal alcohol exposure. The behavioral phenotype of children with FASD includes difficulties with executive function, memory, planning, processing speed, and attention. Although attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is diagnosed in up to 94% of individuals with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure, the exact relationship between FASD and ADHD is unclear. There is some evidence that ADHD in FASD may… CONTINUE READING