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Fetal Alcohol and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
About the Disorder Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term that describes a wide range of effects that can occur in a child whose mother drank alcohol during pregnancy. Prenatal alcohol exposure can cause significant brain damage. The effects of FASD typically include physical, mental, and learning disabilities as well as behavioral deficits and problems with socialization.   FASD includes the following categories: Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)—This is indicated by a pattern of neurological, behavioral, and cognitive deficits along with specific facial features. Alcohol-related ...
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