Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders

  title={Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders},
  author={Nora D{\"o}rrie and Manuel F{\"o}cker and Inga Freunscht and Johannes Hebebrand},
  journal={European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry},
Prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) is one of the most prevalent and modifiable risk factors for somatic, behavioral, and neurological abnormalities. Affected individuals exhibit a wide range of such features referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). These are characterized by a more or less specific pattern of minor facial dysmorphic features, growth deficiency and central nervous system symptoms. Nevertheless, whereas the diagnosis of the full-blown fetal alcohol syndrome does not… CONTINUE READING


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