Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Diagnosis, Epidemiology, Prevention, and Treatment
National Academies Press, Apr 1, 1996 - Medical - 230 pages
It sounds simple: Women who drink while pregnant may give birth to children with defects, so women should not drink during pregnancy. Yet in the 20 years since it was first described in the medical literature, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) has proved to be a stubborn problem, with consequences as serious as those of the more widely publicized "crack babies."
This volume will be of special interest to physicians, nurses, mental health practitioners, school and public health officials, policymakers, researchers, educators, and anyone else involved in serving families and children, especially in high risk populations.
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
ISSUES IN RESEARCHON FETAL DRUG EFFECTS 33
DIAGNOSIS AND CLINICAL EVALUATION OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
EPIDEMIOLOGY AND SURVEILLANCE OF FETAL ALCO 82
EPIDEMIOLOGY OF WOMENS DRINKING 100
PREVENTION OF FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME 112
CLINICAL PRESENTA TION INTERVENTION ANDTREATMENT
A CONCLUDING 194